Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY



The Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology has got Mortuary block of size 400 with student observation facility of Gallery type. It can occupy 40-50 students(one batch) at a stretch for teaching purpose. It has got sufficient artificial lighting, water supply, drainage, ventilation, fly proofing and exhaust facilities. Cold room/cooling cabinets are available. It is equipped with instruments for conducting postmortem. There is a separate room used for preservation of viscera and body fluids. The preservatives available for preserving viscera are sodium chloride, sodium fluoride, rectified spirit and thymol.

Services offered in our Mortuary

  • It is offering services to keep the bodies which are voluntarily donated (Voluntary body donation).
  • Dead bodies from casuality side are kept in cold chambers (4 degree C) in following circumstances like natural deaths, unnatural deaths (MLC deaths) and for preservation purpose when the bodies need to be transported for a longer distance after getting authorization from RMO.