Human organs on display for students

Published: 24th September 2012 09:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2012 09:06 AM   |  A+A-


Sapthagiri Medical College in collaboration with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recently organised an exhibition of real human organs for students from Government Schools.

Realising that most students have only a vague idea about human organs and its functioning, and many of them have got it from books, the Anatomy Department of Sapthagiri Medical College and Research Center on Hesaraghatta Road came forward with its idea to let government school students go beyond books and indulge in some practical science.

Speaking to City Express, B B Govindraju, Chairman of Standing Committee on Education, BBMP said, “The management’s move to create awareness among the students by organising such a demonstration program of real human organs to the students and making them aware of bad habits and its affects on the organ is laudable. This move has popped up many positive responses from the students and we are looking to introduce this in every school and college of BBMP. It’s good that they are conducting special programs for girls too.”

Commenting on the initiative, Dr V Jayanthi, Head of the Anatomy Department, Sapthagiri Medical College said, “The program is an exhibition of real human organs such as heart, lungs and kidneys. There is a museum in the anatomy department of Sapthagiri Medical College. The organs kept here are taken to the schools and put up as exhibits. Doctors give a demonstration on particular organs. Students will also be made aware of the effect of bad habits on each organ. The organs of humans with good habits and bad habits are compared with each other, and shown to the students. This will underline the importance of maintaining good habits in life.”

The programme is not only restricted to students and anyone who is curious to see and understand the human anatomy can step in the medical college. “All don’t opt for medical field. Very few people other than doctors get the opportunity to see real human organs and know about their functioning. This program is designed to educate everyone on the issue,” said the Chief Executive Officer of the College.

Lauding the innovative idea, V Narasimha Swamy, Principal of BBMP Girls’ High School and College said, “Students are taught on the basis of depicted organs on the books. However, we were not able to show them how a real heart looks like or the shape and size of a brain. It’s the Sapthagiri management which pitched in to give some practical exposure to our students and to teach them practical science. Students are very happy and I am sure this will be going to help them in their exams.”

The management has reached over 3000 students in the city covering 15 government schools. To organise this free program in any school, the management can be approached at 080-22188700. The museum is also open for the public at Sapthagiri Medical College on Hesaraghatta Road free of cost, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.


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