IEP Chandigarh, February 11
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Haryana, organized a one-day 1st state-level medico-legal conference on the theme ‘Emerging trends in medico-legal Practice’. The conference was organized in collaboration with Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Karnal, while the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala was the knowledge partner for the same.
The chief guest on the occasion, Justice Sh. Rajesh Bindal spoke extensively about the role of information technology in medico-legal practice. He also explained about the software ‘MedLEaPR’, which was conceived by him during his tenure at the Punjab and Haryana High court. Vice Chancellor, RGNUL, Prof. Dr. G.S. Bajpai, was the guest of honour for the event. He spoke about regular sessions to be conducted on the knowledge update of medical professionals on legal issues.
Director, Medical Education and Research Department, Haryana, Dr. Aditya Dahiya said that the conference was held under overall supervision of Additional Chief Secretary, Health and MER, Dr G. Anupama. He said that more such events will be encouraged by the department in future for the medical fraternity from across the state.
During the conference, forensic medicine and forensic science experts from various medical colleges of the region and RGUNL, gave presentations on pertinent topics including medico-legal examination of female victim, sampling of DNA, recent judgements regarding medico-legal practice, medico-legal responsibilities of doctors, among others. The forensic medicine experts also held panel discussions and clarified the queries of the medical officers from the health department.
Chief Commissioner, Haryana Right to Service Commission, Sh. TC Gupta, who was a special invitee, spoke on the effective role a medical professional can play in timely and rightful service delivery to the beneficiaries. Supreme Court advocate, Manisha Bhandari, practising advocate, Sudeep Vijayan and SSO, FSL, Madhuban, Garima Chaudhary were amongst other key speakers.
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