::Departments : Para- Clinical : Forensic Medicine
 
 DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE,
COIMBATORE MEDICAL COLLEGE,
COIMBATORE – 641014
 
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:
 
The Department of Forensic Medicine is functioning at Coimbatore Medical College. It is the one of the oldest Department and referral centre for surrounding four districts namely Tiruppur, Nilgiri, Erode and Coimbatore. We conduct Post Mortem for Medico legal cases, Spot Exhumation, Expert opinion and High Quality education is provided with well experienced and eminent Professor and other teaching faculties. We offer UG Medical course MBBS, under T.N. Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.
We have a well aerated spacious lecture hall with LCD projector and UPS system for students, Practical hall for UG students with separate instruments for individual training, Demonstration hall for seminars, museum for all students with models and all specimens; Excellent student library with the latest publications of various Books and journals in Forensic Medicine with internet and seating facility for studying. Special attention and individual care is given for UG students with good guidance and encouragement.
 In addition we have the largest mortuary in the hospital campus and we are conducting daily at an average of 10 to 20 autopsy. This is the one of the biggest centre for medico legal cases in Tamil Nadu.  
 
 
PERIODIC ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES HELD IN THE DEPARTMENT:
 
1)    Practical & Theory classes for UG
2)    Seminars
3)    Journal club presentation
4)    Internal assessment tests (Theory & Practical)
5)    Special training classes for PG students
6)    Group discussion sessions
7)    Attending Conferences & CME Programmes conducted elsewhere
 
 
 
SERVICES OFFERED:
Working Hours                                 :        10.00 AM – 04.30 PM (All days)
 
 
 
 
 
Services conducted by the Department:
 
1) Conducting autopsy for medico legal cases.
2) Expert opinion regarding the medico legal case for
a) Medical officers from Government Hospitals and 24 Hours Primary Health Centre.
b) Investigating Officers from the Local district and surrounding district where the post mortem conducted by the concerned medical officer.
c) CBCID Investigating Officer
d) PEW (Prohibition Enforcement Wing) Investigating Officer
e) NIB CID (Narcotic) Investigating Officer.
f) Skeletonised body
3) Training for Police Officers and Police persons.
4) Training for Judicial Magistrate.
5) Guidance for the Coimbatore City and Rural Police Officer during crime meeting.
6) Examination of Sexual Offence cases.
7) Blood collection for DNA profile in disputed paternity cases.
8) Attending court for giving evidence.
9) Embalming the autopsy case on requisition.
10) Conducting spot exhumation on requisition.
 
 
STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR - 2011
S.
No
CAUSE OF DEATH MALE FEMALE TOTAL
1 Accidental Fall  20 2 22
2 Accidental Death 1 0 1
3 Alcohol intoxication 2 0 2
4 Bison gore Injury 1 0 1
5 Blast Injury 1 0 1
6 Bull Core Injury 2 0 2
7 Burns 122 188 310
8 Custodial Death 4 0 4
9 Dead born fetus 1 1 2
10 Drowning 62 21 83
11 Electrocution 45 3 48
12 Elephant stampede 5 1 6
13 Exhumation 4 1 5
14 Fall from height 39 5 44
15 Fallen down 10 0 10
16 Family Planning Death   1 1
17 Fell into dry Well 5 3 8
18 Fell into Drainage 1 0 1
19 Fell into Pit 1 0 1
20 Gun Shot Injury 2 0 2
21 Hanging 193 100 293
22 Heavy object fallen 6 1 7
23 Infanticide 0 1 1
24 Industrial accident 12 3 15
25 Murder 46 33 79
26 Natural Cause 226 32 258
27 Poison 264 158 422
28 Road Traffic Accident 962 174 1136
29 Septicemia 1 0 1
30 Self Accident 1 0 1
31 Self inflicted and conflicted 1 0 1
32 Snake Bite 21 15 36
33 Skeletonised Body 1 0 1
34 Suicidal Fallen Down 1 0 1
35 Suspicious death 21 4 25
36 Train Accident 111 14 125
37 Wall collapse 9 1 10
Grand Total 2204 762 2966
    
 
 
STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR – 2012
 
 
S.
No
CAUSE OF DEATH MALE FEMALE TOTAL  
1 Accidental Fall  60 7 67  
2 Bison gore Injury 1 0 1  
3 Blast Injury 2 0 2  
4 Bull gore Injury 2 0 2  
5 Burns 105 202 307  
6 Custodial Death 2 0 2  
7 Dead born fetus 1 0 1  
8 Drowning 76 25 101  
9 Electrocution 38 5 43  
10 Elephant stampede 5 2 7  
11 Exhumation 6 2 8  
12 Fall from height 42 3 45  
13 Fallen down 13 2 15  
14 Fell into dry Well 0 1 1  
15 Fell into Drainage 1 0 1  
16 Fell into Pit 1 0 1  
17 Found dead 7 1 8  
18 Hanging 255 104 359  
19 Head injury 3 1 4  
20 Heavy object fallen 5 0 5  
21 Honey bee bite 1 0 1  
22 Industrial accident 11 0 11  
23 Maternal death 0 1 1  
24 Murder 76 32 108  
25 Natural Cause 293 34 327  
26 Spot Post Mortem 0 1 1  
27 Poison 282 173 455  
28 Road Traffic Accident 1098 181 1279  
29 Sand slide and land slide 3 0 3  
30 Septic Abortion 0 1 1  
31 Self fall 2 0 2  
32 Self Accident 2 0 2  
33 Self inflicted and conflicted 5 1 6  
34 Snake Bite 22 28 50  
35 Suffocation 1 0 1  
36 Suspicious death 15 6 21  
37 Train Accident 127 23 150  
38 Treatment death 0 1 1  
39 Unknown Bite 0 1 1  
40 Wall collapse 5 0 5  
Grand Total 2568 838 3406  
                   
 
 
 
STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR OF 2013
 
 
S. No CAUSE OF DEATH MALE FEMALE TOTAL
1 Accidental Fall 97 11 108
2 Accidental injury 1 - 1
3 Accidental lightening - 1 1
4 Bison Hit 2 - 2
5 Blunt injury abdomen 1 - 1
6 Burns 104 146 250
7 Dead born foetus - 1 1
8 Drowning 69 7 76
9 Electrocution 38 3 41
10 Elephant stampede 11 6 17
11 Exhumation 6 2 8
12 Fall from height 35 - 35
13 Fall from tree 1 - 1
14 Fallen down 7 - 7
15 Fell into dry well 6 2 8
16 Found dead 3 1 4
17 Hanging 306 103 409
18 Head injury 6 - 6
19 Heavy object fallen 3 - 3
20 Homicide 1 - 1
21 Honey bee bite 1 - 1
22 Maternal death - 1 1
23 Murder 58 29 87
24 Natural Cause 343 37 380
25 Operational death 1 2 3
26 Poison 336 135 471
27 Post operation death - 1 1
28 Road Traffic Accident 1061 195 1256
29 Roof collapse 1 - 1
30 Self Accident 1 - 1
31 Self inflicted 5 - 5
32 Snake Bite 21 17 38
33 Sunshade collapse 2 - 2
34 Suspicious death 13 16 29
35 Train Accident 131 19 150
36 Wall collapse 1 1 2
37 Work spot injury 3 - 3
GRAND TOTAL 2675 736 3411
 
 

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