A revised proforma in respect of Medical
Examination Report, doing away with old “finger test” method for sexual
assault cases by forensic experts and doctors was circulated by
Directorate General Health Services (Dte. GHS) under this Ministry to
three Central Government Hospitals in Delhi, namely, Dr. RML Hospital,
Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated
Hospital in March 2011 for implementation and to all the States in
August 2012 with the request to direct the Institutions under the States
to adopt the revised performa. No complaint has been received from any
of the stakeholders about the proforma except some suggestions from some
NGOs for inclusion of some more reforms.
Health being a State subject, no such
information in respect of Maharashtra is maintained in the Ministry.
However, this Ministry is aware of a kit namely SAFE (Sexual Assault
Forensic Evidence) Kit for doctors/nurses for examination of rape
victims with a format for examination of survivals of sexual violence
which has been propagated by some Non-Government Organizations. The
contents of the SAFE Kit have already been in use in the above said
three Central Government Hospitals as per the directions of the Hon’ble
High Court in its order dated 23.4.2009.