Profile of Medicolegal cases at Jinnah Hospital Lahore
Keywords:Hospital. Hospital Departments. Emergency Service, Hospital. Health Personnel. Weapon. Social Workers. Awareness. Accident. Emergency Medical Services.
Aims of study: 1) To physically equip accident / emergency department of Jinnah Hospital for the management of medico legal cases on scientific grounds 2) To Study the age group and the type of weapon involved 3) To create awareness amongst the social workers, law enforcement agencies and medical personnel about the management of such cases. 4) To suggest appropriate measures to reduce the incidence of these emergencies. Subjects and Methods: Two hundred and fifteen cases of medicolegal nature were collected. These cases visited the Accident /Emergency Department of Jinnah Hospital Lahore during the first six months of the year 2000 (January to June). A specialized proforma was designed to record the age, sex, and type of weapon inflicting injuries. Results: Out of these 213 cases 182 (85.44%) were male and 31 (14.56%) were female. Majority of the patients were within the age groups of 11-30 year of age (62.91%). 92 (43.19%) patients were injured because of the blunt weapon, 57 (26.76%) because of the firearms, 38 (17.85%) suffered injuries in road traffic accidents, 23 (10.80%) because of sharp edged weapons and 3(1.40%) patients because of the bums.
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