AIIMS , Bhubaneswar , Odisha organized a one day CME accredited program on 1st September 2014 for doctors across the state to equip them to respond to survivors of sexual violence in a comprehensive manner . AIIMS institute was instrumental in organizing this training based on directions received from the Union of India, Ministry of health and family welfare (MOHFW) for implementation of medico legal guidelines issued by them
Participants comprised of 53 senior forensic doctors as well as gynecologists from reputed medical institutions. Inaugural was graced by Dr C Mahapatra, ex FOGSI president and currently professor obgyn, from SCB medical college and hospital, Director of AIIMS, Dr A K Mahapatra and Dr AK Mohanty HOD, forensic medicine.
Dr Jagadeesh N Reddy, HOD, Vydehi medical college, Bangalore and Sangeeta Rege of CEHAT, Mumbai conducted the day long training. The focus of the training was –
Delegates asked several questions pertaining to the new laws, medical opinion, documentation of findings and court trials and debated tricky areas pertaining to informed and specific consent, mandatory reporting and the like.