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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-117

Medicolegal practice in India: Is digitalization the way forward?


Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Ranjit Immanuel James
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2nd Floor ASHA Building, Ida Scudder Road, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_13_22

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In India, most of the medicolegal records are still kept as paper documents, even though technology has become integral in every other field of the health sector. Digitalization of the medicolegal processes would allow records to be easily stored and accessed. In addition, it would improve security, accuracy, and readability. Despite some steps in the right direction, most Forensic Medicine departments in India seem to be lagging behind. The authors will attempt to highlight the pressing need for the digitalization of medicolegal services in our country.


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