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Rohtak PGI Becomes The Third Institute In The Country To Conduct Virtual Autopsy, Post Mortem Will Be Done Without Dissection


Rohtak: Now virtual autopsy, i.e. post-mortem of the dead body without dissection, can be done in PGIMS Rohtak. PGI Rohtak is the third institute in the country and the first in Haryana to do so. Before this, virtual autopsy was being conducted only in Delhi’s AIIMS and Shillong. A workshop was organized at PGIMS Rohtak on Monday to discuss virtual autopsy.

Haryana Director General of Police Shatrujit Kapoor participated as the chief guest in this workshop of PGI. While Director General of Health Services, Haryana, Dr. RS Poonia was the special guest. This workshop was organized by the Department of Forensic Medicine of PGIMS in collaboration with Virtual Autopsy Solutions India and UK.

Detailed information about virtual autopsy was given in the workshop. Virtual autopsy is a new method of forensic investigation, in which post-mortem of the dead body is done without dissection and the exact cause of death can be determined. In this technique, expert doctors examine the dead body with the help of MRI, CT scan, and X-ray. The body is packed in a bag and then placed in the CT scan machine. Within some time, photographs of the internal organs are captured and the photographs are analyzed by forensic experts.

Haryana Director General of Police Shatrujit Kapoor said that post-mortem is an important part especially in murder cases. Now work can be done better through new technology. Apart from this, the Director General of Police said that the Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in a fair and peaceful manner. Adherence to the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India will be ensured. Work will be done under an effective action plan by establishing coordination with Haryana Police and paramilitary forces.

Director General of Health Services, Haryana, Dr. RS Poonia said that in the process of virtual autopsy, technology is used instead of traditional methods to find out the cause of death. Through this technique, there is no need for dissection in about 70 percent of dead bodies. Work is being done for the improvement of health services in Haryana. 200 bedded hospitals will be built at the district level. The shortage of doctors will also be filled.

Dr. SK Dhatharwal, Chairman of the Forensic Medicine Department of PGIMS, said that the process of virtual autopsy is completed in about half an hour. The process has been started as a pilot project in PGIMS Rohtak in Haryana. This is the first institute in Haryana and the third in the country to do so. Before this, virtual autopsy is conducted in Delhi AIIMS and Shillong.