The Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology is an independent specialized department in Shree Birendra hospital. This department started functioning in the year 2019. Major Dr. Reshma Karki joined as a Forensic Medicine expert in Shree Birendra hospital. She was the only Forensic Medicine Expert in the whole Nepali Army. She has taken the charge as head of the department since 2019.
This department is actively engaged in undergraduate teaching activities. Though this department is in the primitive stage, only handling routine medico-legal work. Department is providing expert opinion in referred cases from Nepal Police, Military Police, and UNDPKO in claiming the death compensation, many unnatural cases that have occurred within the various units of Nepali Army. This department also provides short-term dead body management training to all health care workers as well as Soldiers of various units of the Nepali army during the COVID crisis.
The department is planning to set up a clinical Forensic Medicine & Medico-legal postmortem examination in the coming year.
The department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology following services:
1. Handling routine medico-legal work.
2. Medico-legal Examination, Documentation, and Evidence Collection in the emergency department.
3. Expert opinion in referred cases from Nepal Police, UNDPKO.
Specialists Degree Designation
Major Dr. Reshma Karki MD Forensic Medicine Head of Department, consultant
Sunday- Thursday: 09:00hrs-16:00hrs; Friday: 09:00hrs-1400hrs (24 hrs on call)
Faculty Designation Remarks
Dr Promod Shrestha Professor HOD-NAIHS.COM
Dr Prakash Chandra Panjiyar Assistant Professor
Major Dr. Reshma Karki Assistant Professor HOD-SBH
Head of Department
Major Dr. Reshma Karki
MD, Forensic Medicine