Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Business of Death in Delhi

The patient or death body is brought to hospital.  A handful of police on duty in the hospital are there to help in obtaining Medico-Legal Case (MLC) or similar statement. That statement is required for using the hospital mortuary. An Inspection/inspecting Officer (IO) allotted by the Police Station in whose jurisdiction the death lived/occurs, takes care of the autopsy/postmortem. Based on the report therefrom, a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) is obtainable if the body is to be dispatched in air.