PATIAL: The 19th Annual Conference of the Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (PAFMAT), a state body of forensic medicine and forensic experts, was organized by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College here on “New Challenges in Forensic Practice”.
Opening the conference, Chairman of the Punjab Medical Council, Dr. AS Sekhon, as the chief guest, said that recording and keeping proper records of treatments administered by doctors to their patients is most of the time incomplete but constitute the most important part of medical practice and medical education. record keeping of medical students should be part of the medical education curriculum for the benefit of patients and physicians themselves.
Commending the role and contribution of forensic experts dealing with living and deceased forensic cases during the Covid-19 pandemic, the President of the Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Dr DS Bhullar in his presidential speech, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Punjab had recently established 31 new posts for district forensic experts which will help in the long run to improve forensic services in the state, but there is also a need to create one-stop centers in all state-run medical schools to provide integrated support to women victims of violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof.
Director of Research and Medical Education Punjab Dr Avnish Kumar, Registrar, Punjab Medical Council and Joint DRME Punjab Dr Akash Deep Aggarwal, Principal Medical College Dr Harjinder Singh, Vice Principal College Dr Raminderpal Singh Sibia and Medical Superintendent Rajindra Hospital Dr Harnam Singh Rekhi attending the conference, also shared his views with the academy’s scientific journal publication.
Dr. Preetinder Singh Chahal from Government College Patiala won the Young Forensic Medicine Award of the Year while Dr. Ajay Kumar from AIIMS Bathinda and Dr. Ashok Chanana from Amritsar respectively received the PAFMAT Fellowship and the awards for the all of their accomplishments.
More than 100 forensic experts and delegates from Punjab and neighboring states participated in the conference with wide deliberations in the field of forensic medicine.
Caption: Dr. AS Sekhon, Chairman of the Punjab Medical Council, who was the chief guest of the 19th Annual Conference of the Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (PAFMAT), was congratulated during the conference, at Patiala, Saturday.