Gujarat health dept allows GMERS colleges to conduct post-mortem in medico-legal cases

The resolution says that only those doctors working in colleges operated by GMERS and having expertise in forensic medicine and carrying medico-legal certificate would be issued permission for post-mortem.

By: Ahmedabad | Published:October 28, 2016 5:10 am

The state health and family welfare department has passed a resolution to allow colleges run by the Gujarat Medical Education Research Society (GMERS) to conduct post-mor-tem examinations. These colleges are semi-government institutions. Currently, only the government hospitals and colleges can conduct post-mortem examinations in medico-legal cases.

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The resolution says that only those doctors working in colleges operated by GMERS and having expertise in forensic medicine and carrying medico-legal certificate would be issued permission for post-mortem.

And these doctors would be given approval only after a thorough scrutiny of their educational qualifications and practical experience by a committee set up by the state health and family welfare department.