A full human body simulator will be installed at the Academic and Research Campus of the Dr N.T.R. University of Health Sciences campus to be constructed at Mangalagiri in Guntur district.

Health University Registrar T. Venugopala Rao talking to The Hindu said that with these different clinical scenarios can be established for providing advanced training to students and teachers. The mannequins that form the full body computerised simulator could even bleed! The Medical Council of India (MCI) had made mandatory for all medical colleges to have a basic skills lab with training simulators.

All students had to train in the first phase on mannequins. The number of medical students and colleges had increased and many of the institutes lacked proper clinical training material, he observed.

The MCI had also made it compulsory for all medical students to be trained in basic life support systems. It had not come into implementation this academic year, but it will be made compulsory in the next academic year, he said. The Dental Council of India had made training in basic life support system mandatory for all dental sciences students and being implemented by all colleges, he said.

After teaching basic life support, cardiac life support would be taught to students in the advanced courses, Prof. Rao said. A 15-day duty in the anaesthesiology during one-year training after MBBS course would also be mandatory from this academic year.