DEPT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE
Govt. Thoothukudi Medical College and Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology were founded in year 2000. Medico-legal postmortem work was started from the same year. At present department is engaged in medico-legal postmortems, Clinical Forensic medicine Services & court related works.
On an average 700 to 800 autopsies are performed every year and spot postmortem also conducted. Department is imparting expert opinions in referred cases from courts, Government Hospitals, Crime Branch and Investigating agencies.
CLINICAL FORENSIC MEDICINE
The department examines cases of age estimation, medical examination, marriage disputes and potency examination.
SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC
We issue postmortem certificates to the concerned blood relatives for the purpose of getting claim in Insurance Cases and for their official formalities. We conduct autopsy at the request of investigating Police Officers by which we help the Judiciary and Police in their trial and investigation process so that proper justice is given to the public in right time.