Foundation Day of Deptt of Forensic Medicine of AIIMS observed

  • | Monday | 13th May, 2024

Foundation Day of Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology of AIIMS Bhopal was celebrated with the theme "Exhume the Truth and Serve Humanity" on Saturday. This occasion also marked the 8th Integrated Toxicology Session, which focused on the topic "Bhopal Gas Tragedy-Aftermath". Participants from various departments, including Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Pathology participated in the program. Inaugurating the program Prof. (Dr.) Ajai Singh, the Executive Director of AIIMS Bhopal, underscored the importance of commemorating such events and reaffirming the commitment towards serving humanity. Dr. Singh highlighted the imperative nature of the theme, emphasizing the role of truth-seeking and its profound impact on advancing medical science and delivering justice Earlier, welcoming the gathering Prof. (Dr) Arneet Arora, HOD said that forensic medicine and toxicology plays a very vital role in medico legal cases and useful for society. It brings out the hidden facts. Dr. Rajesh Yadav, Associate Professor, NFSU Bhopal, delivered the Foundation Day Oration on "Toxidromes of Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Future Vigilance" where he elaborated the need for more research related to the use of insecticides and their long term effects. In the session Dr. BP Dubey, Dr. DK Satpathy and Dr. Badkur shared their first hand experiences of their working during the Bhopal gas catastrophe.  Sessions on: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Gaseous Poisons, Diagnosis and Emergency Management in Gaseous Poisoning, Clinical Features & Long-term Management (MIC), Autopsy & Medico-legal Issues: An Overview, Psychological Aspect of Mass Disaster and its Sequelae  and Toxico-histopathology in MIC were also organized. These sessions provided a platform for participants to share their insights and learn from each other. About 70 delegates from various departments attended the event, enriching the discussions with their diverse perspectives and expertise.

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