A three day state level Forensic investigation and training for district level officers concluded on July 30 at Paramedical Training Institute, Kohima. At the inaugural session Menukhol John, commissioner and secretary (Health & Family Welfare) spoke on the importance of forensic medicine in crime detection and cited some case studies. He called for establishing a Forensic setup in the sate at an early date. Prof. L Fimate, Director, RIMS Imphal, Tiajungba Longchar, Director Forensic Science Laboratory, Dimapur and N.Chisi Secretary Law and justice dwelt on various aspects of the role of Forensic investigation in administration of justice.
A press release issued by RR Chasie Joint director (IEC) stated that other aspects of forensic medicine were dealt with in the business session and all CMOs and Medical Superintendents besides other doctors participated in the advocacy programme.
Being the first Sate level advocacy programme in Nagaland, recommendations were made for skill upgradation, defining roles and responsibilities of different agencies involved in forensic medicine /science and to bring out an action plan for development of forensic medical services in Nagaland.