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Post graduate students at the workshop on suturing held at the Government General Hospital in Guntur on Thursday. —
Post graduate students at the workshop on suturing held at the Government General Hospital in Guntur on Thursday. —

Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: About 25 postgraduate students of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology were taught basic skills in surgical procedures at a workshop on Art of Suturing organised on Government General Hospital premises on Thursday. The workshop is part of a programme launched by Ethicon Inc., Johnson & Johnson company and global medical device company that develops and markets surgical products for use in general surgery, wound management and women’s health and urology.

With all the surgical instruments lined up neatly on tables and dummy models of various body parts, the seminar hall resembled an operation theatre. With a couple of flat TVs beaming real time video images of the entire procedure, students were able to witness their work and learn to take corrective measures accordingly. For most of them, the workshop proved beneficial as they could learn and perfect the nitty-gritty of complex surgical procedures and perfect the basic skills required for general surgery.

Covers basic skills

Main resource person and noted surgeon B. Yogiram said that the workshop covered basic skills required for performing general surgeries with the help of video presentations. Students were explained the basic skills of incisions and sutures and later were made to practise them on dummy models and animals. The skills included, knotting, threading, handling of various surgical instruments and suturing.

He said that most of the PG students read about the basic skills in their graduation and would not have scope for learning it through practical method. The Johnson & Johnson Company has undertaken this programme in all the medical schools in the State.

Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department B. Vasanth Kumar was present.


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