The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has become Pakistan’s first institute to offer a certificate in Medico-legal Examination. The course, which was launched in response to a Lahore High Court (LHC) order, is designed to improve the quality of medico-legal examinations in Pakistan.
The medico-legal examination is the process of examining victims of crime to document their injuries and gather evidence. It is a crucial step in the criminal justice system, as it helps to ensure that criminals are brought to justice.
The UHS certificate course will provide practical training to medical officers, women medical officers, and dental surgeons in Punjab. The four-week program will cover a variety of subjects, including toxicology, traumatology, autopsy, medical law, ethics, medico-legal report writing, identification, sample handling, preservation, and electronic data management.
The course is a joint effort of the Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHC), Health Information & Service Delivery Unit (HISDU), Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA), and UHS. The training will be conducted at the Forensic Medicine Department at Jinnah Campus UHS, Services Hospital Lahore, Jinnah Hospital Lahore, Lahore General Hospital, and PFSA.
The Punjab government plans to train 400 individuals in the next two years. Every batch will comprise of 40 candidates per month.
The launch of the certificate in Medico-legal Examination by UHS is a welcome development. The course will help to improve the quality of medico-legal examinations in Pakistan and contribute to the more effective administration of justice.
The UHS certificate in Medico-legal Examination is a timely and important initiative. It is hoped that the course will help to improve the quality of medico-legal examinations in Pakistan and contribute to the more effective administration of justice.