Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.21 Issue No.66, July 2022 - October 2022

Organ Donation Process in Medico-Legal Cases Training Workshop for Police Personnel at DCP Headquarters, Gurugram


On October 20, 2022, MOHAN Foundation Delhi-NCR organized a training workshop on the organ donation process in Medico-Legal Cases (MLC) - Role of Police at DCP Headquarters, Gurugram. The training was attended by Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors and Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI) from 30 police stations under Gurugram Commissionerate, Government of Haryana.

The aim of the workshop was to make the police personnel understand the concept of organ donation, their role in MLC and the process of organ donation in such cases. The faculty from MOHAN Foundation included Ms. Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director, Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi, Programme Manager, Ms. Simran Anand & Ms. Preeti Goswami, Programme Officers.

Apart from the basic concepts of organ donation and transplantation, the workshop addressed the following

  • Laws & rules governing death in India
  • Section 6 of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994
  • Organ donation in Medico-Legal cases (MLC)
  • Role of police in deceased organ donation
  • Duties of the investigating officer in an MLC
  • Formalities and forms for family consent for organ donation
  • Post organ retrieval process

Dr. Deepak Mathur, Forensic Specialist, Civil Hospital, Gurugram, explained his role and the coordination between the hospitals, police and forensic department in a medico-legal case. During the workshop, posters on “Organ Donation Process in Medico-Legal Cases” and pamphlets on organ donation were shared so that each police station could have access to this information. Close to 30 police personnel attended the workshop and supported the cause of organ donation.

 

Sharing by Hari Krishan, ASI

Mr. Hari Krishan, ASI, Sadar Police Station, Gurugram, shared his experience of his first organ donation medico-legal case at Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, coordinated by MOHAN Foundation. His sharing encouraged his fellow men to take up such cases and not say 'no' citing ignorance and system-based protocols. He said, quote unquote, “Coordinate one such case and you will feel good.” He has also pledged to be an organ donor with the Foundation.


How to cite this article:
- Sujatha S, Shroff S. Organ Donation Process in Medico-Legal Cases Training Workshop for Police Personnel at DCP Headquarters, Gurugram. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.21 Issue No.66, July 2022 - October 2022

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- Sujatha S, Shroff S. Organ Donation Process in Medico-Legal Cases Training Workshop for Police Personnel at DCP Headquarters, Gurugram. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.21 Issue No.66, July 2022 - October 2022 . Available at:
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