Bhubaneswar: A Central Skill Lab, providing the scope to medical students to learn and hone their skill on mannequins instead of using cadavers in medical colleges, was inaugurated at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medicine of the SOA Deemed to be University here on Wednesday.
Director of Medical Education and Training Prof (Dr) C B K Mohanty inaugurated the new lab in the presence of Vice-Chancellor of SOA Prof (Dr) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital Prof (Dr) Gangadhar Sahoo and Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital Dr Pusparaj Samantasinhar.
The lab has been established as per the guideline issued by the erstwhile Medical Council of India (presently National Medical Commission) for teaching MBBS students, a press release said.
Mohanty said this lab would remove the possibility of infection for the students while improving their skill. It would be particularly useful for teaching subjects like Anatomy, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and ENT. Medical students would get trained in the lab from the first year of the MBBS course.