Thursday, October 9, 2014

SUMMARY of Work done by me especially role played in policy reformation. For details plz click on the link given under each title in summary OR you can scroll down & may click individual post.

Till date I am associated with 4 Public Interest Litigations (PILs). Following policy reformation has been brought by me (For details of each including government GRs/ Circular/ Formats etc you may please click the individual post):
1.   MCI REVISED GME (Graduate Medical Education) Regulation- FMT SUBJECT: CHANGES DONE ON Hon'ble HCs ORDER (JUNE 2014) in PIL filed by ME: I was invited by MCI for a meeting on 9th June 2014 to consider my suggestions to revamp the curriculum/ syllabus of Forensic Medicine Subject. Out of 18 suggestions around 16 were accepted. This move came on Honble Bombay High Court- Nagpur Bench’s direction (in PIL filed by me) to the MCI to consider the suggestions given by me to revamp the curriculum & regulation & minimum standard requirement related to subject of Forensic Medicine. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
2.     MH Governments NEW GUIDELINES for forensic medical examination of sexually assaulted cases: Move on PIL filed ON MY STUDY REPORT. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
3.    MH GOVERNMENTS Decision to COMPUTERIZE POSTMORTEM REPORTS: Move on PIL filed by me. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
4.  MH Governments Decision to BAN three decades old practice of unnecessary collection of semen sample of rape accused: Move on MY Representation & Study Report. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
5.     MH Governments Decision to STOP the practice of asking unscientific, irrational and illegal questions to doctors by POLICE while examining rape victim: Move on MY Representation & Study Report. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
6.    Department of Health Research (DHR) & ICMRs Guidelines for “Forensic Medical Care for Sexual Assault Victims”: Role Played by MEPLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
7.    PIL: Poor quality of Postmortem services in country- HCs Notice in PIL filed by MEPLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
8.    Up-grade Emergency Medical Services: NHRCs direction to Union Govt- Move on MY Study Report. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
9.  New Developments: Developed unique “Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit” (CFMU) & “Forensic Medical Software”. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
10.  MUHS COMMITTEE to consider MY suggestions: PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

PIL- POOR QUALITY OF FORENSIC POSTMORTEM SERIVICES IN INDIA: High Courts Notice

Bombay High Court- Nagpur bench has issued notice on 01.10.2014 to Central and State Health & Home Ministry, and MCI on PIL filed by me (entitled Dr. Indrajit Khandekar Vs. Union of India & Othrs- PIL No.30/2014) highlighting the Poor quality of Postmortem services in country. I most humbly request you all, to give your valuable inputs/ suggestions so that it could be brought before hon’ble high court during subsequent hearings of this PIL.  For a detailed study report entitled "Forensic Medical Postmortem Services in Country- A cause of concern" that was submitted by me to authorities in Sept 2013, on which this PIL is based and for various prayers/ suggestions and other details PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MUHS COMMITTEE to Consider the suggestions given by me:

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) constituted a committee to consider the suggestions given by me pertaining to inclusion of formats and manual of Forensic Medical Examination of Sexually assaulted cases in syllabus (Practical and Theory) in subject of Forensic Medicine and Gynecology.  For representation submitted by me, a news clip and action taken by MUHS PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

MCI Revised GME- FMT subject: Changes done on Hon'ble HCs order (June 2014) in PIL filed by me.

MCI is planning to release the revised GME which is slightly different from GME 2012 having additional emphasis on Clinical Forensic Medicine and provision for actual demonstration of cases (in relation to subject of Forensic Medicine). 
Some of you may be aware that on PIL, filed by me (Writ Petition titled Dr. Indrajit Khandekar Vs Union of India (WP No. 4974/2012) the Hon’ble High Court has directed the MCI to consider the suggestions given by me. This petition was filed on the study report of 464 pages submitted to MCI in 2011.
Whatever good changes that we may see in relation to FMT subject, will be due to the collective efforts of so many individual forensic experts, national and state organizations. Even, in meeting, I was shown the suggestions received regarding FMT from various forensic experts including junior one across the country. All suggestions were very very pertinent and excellent one and MCI studied all. This shows that, not only the organizations but so many individual faculties were deeply concerned with our subject. Another interesting feature that I noticed is that, forensic faculties have not only suggested changes regarding subject of FMT, but also regarding overall medical education. Kudos to all of them.
Hope that MCI keeps all the issues as it is in final version as discussed in meeting. But, till the final version gets officially released we will have to keep fighting. 
For further details and salient features of Representation & Writ Petition PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

MCI to CONSIDER MY SUGGESTIONS for Revamping the Curriculum of FMT Subject: Effect of PIL filed by ME.

Medical Council of India (MCI) to consider a plea to revamp curriculum- syllabus/ regulation of subject of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology. As per MCI, suggestions submitted by me shall be placed before Academic Committee of MCI. This move came on high courts direction in WP filed by me. (titled Dr. Indrajit Khandekar Vs Union of India-2012)
Salient features of the representation and the Writ Petition (titled Dr. Indrajit Khandekar Vs Union of India-2012), filed for revamping the curriculum of Forensic Medicine of MBBS course. TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE. 
News Clip regarding MCIs step on High Courts order



News Clip regarding High Courts order to Medical Council of India (MCI)

News Clip regarding MCIs step on High Courts order



Computerization of medico-legal reports: Govts decision on PIL filed by me.

Govt of Maharashtra (Health Department) directed all the doctors to issue only typed forensic postmortem reports. Illegible handwriting of doctors on medicolegal reports. This move came on public interest litigation (PIL)  (titled Dr. Indrajit Khandekar Vs State of Maharashtra & Ors-2013) filed by me for computerization of all forensic medical reports (Clinical Forensic & Postmortem reports) and its generation through forensic medical software.To download Govt of MH Circular please click here.
News clip regarding govts direction to issue typed Postmortem report

News clip regarding issue of notice by High Court to Govt on PIL filed by me for computerization of MLRs.
To download Govt of Maharashtra Circular in this regard please click here.
News clip regarding govts direction to issue typed Postmortem report
News clip regarding appointment of state panel on my representation to draft
norms for computerization of all forensic medical reports (Clinical forensic & PM)



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Union Health Ministries Department of Health Research (DHR)- Sexual Assault Guidelines

Union Health Ministries Department of Health Research (DHR) along with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with the help of experts formulated set of guidelines entitled "FORENSIC MEDICAL CARE FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT -A Tool Kit for Health Care Workers" for dealing with sexual assault cases, which will hopefully put an end to the
'horrendous' medical process, which the victims are subjected to after the sexualvabuse. Responsibility to draft these guidelines was given to me by DHR. These were issued on 16.12.2013. For detailed news please click to linkhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-issues-fresh-guidelines-on-medical-care-to-rape-victims-ends-two-finger-test/articleshow/31393118.cms
For the DHR guidelines clik the link. http://icmr.nic.in/dhr/DHR%20Guidelines.htm 
After hitting the link for seeing the manual please click on DHR Forensic Medical Manual Sexual Assault and for various formats (there are total 8 formats) you can click on individual formats under heading download forms.DHRs guidelines- Sexual Assault- Forensic Care