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Students throng medical expo

Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

Exhibits from anatomy, physiology, forensic, ENT and other departments

– Photo: M. Murali

Informative exhibits: Students at the ongoing ‘Medi Know’ exhibition in Warangal on Wednesday.

WARANGAL: Thousands of students from different schools made a beeline to the Kakatiya Medical College to witness perhaps the first of its kind medical exhibition ‘Medi Know 2008’ being held as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of KMC here.

The crowd grew uncontrollable with the schools and colleges being closed following a boycott call by the ABVP on Wednesday.

The entire college was closed for the academic activity and was thrown open for the public until November 17. “Going by the response, we may be forced to extend the exhibition for the benefit of public,” said co-convener of golden jubilee celebrations, B Raj Siddharth.

There were innumerable exhibits brought from the various laboratories which were acquired, preserved and protect over the last 50 years by the faculty and students. There was equipment imported from various countries by the MGM Hospitals. They were all on display.

“The total exhibits and equipments here is worth over Rs. 60 crore and the amount of knowledge is invaluable. As part of the celebrations, we want to share our knowledge with layman,” Mr. Siddarth said.

Some of the exhibits include still born and developing embryo, different parts of body – all original embalmed for the benefit of medical students. Some were spine-chilling to witness while others funny.

Explaining how a knee or joint is replaced, PG student R. Suresh said the latest advancements made it possible to replace the whole joint or join the fractured bone. “The implants are made of steel and titanium which cost more. But they are effective and will last for 20 years,” he explained as curious students gathered in large numbers.

The whole KMC premises turned festive with thronging students and long serpentine queues at the entrance gates and with medicos hovering all over guiding and taking part in celebrations.

In all 29 departments – anatomy, physiology, forensic, ENT, pathology, pharmacology, surgery, obstetrics & gynaecology and more came out with their best.

The exhibits in forensic department were lively explaining how to study an accident site and how evidence is collected.

“Every bit is important in building the case,” said Head of Forensic Medicine, KMC Dr. B. Raj Mohan Lal.

Truly, the ‘Medi Know’ offers a lot and a once in a life time opportunity.

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