Donation of one's mortal body after the death may help others. But in tradition-bound Indian society, where people stress on following the post-death rituals and rules they hardly bother to donate the body after death by relatives for medical investigations. But if medical students get the dead bodies, they can do their practical classes and help the society in future to cure diseases.
Due to lack of such awareness on the donation of the body after death, practical classes of students in two medical colleges of Kota division has been greatly hampered. Now the situation has reached to such an extend that students of medical colleges of Kota and Jhalawar are not able to get around 50% of bodies they require to carry out their experiments.
The information was let out by the college authorities after students were not able to do their practical classes properly. Getting bodies have literally become very tough since last one and half decades. Head of Department of Anatomy, Kota Medical College, Dr Pratima Jaiswal said that there is a huge demand for dead bodies in the college. A college with 150 graduate seats requires at least 15 bodies annually. But the college is not getting the required demand. So students are facing lots of difficulties.
This lack of a corpse in the Anatomy Department has particularly affected the students of post graduate studies. A student requires one body each for his/ her studies.Students from undergraduates courses can share one body among several students but a student from a post - graduate course cannot do justice by sharing, added Jaiswal.
It is to be noted that over the last six years, Medical Colleges in Kota have got 17 donated bodies. The last donation was the body of Mohan Lal Jhabak (79), of Kota city. He did a will on his body. The medical college got the donation of six bodies in 2015 and this year 2016 it has got three so far.