KOCHI: Since the shortage of medical college teachers due to the increase in the number of medical colleges is inevitable, the Medical Council of India should pool in the human resources required for medical colleges to achieve the required number of teachers needed for a college, G. Sudhakaran, Minister for Co-operation, said while inaugurating the medical exhibition MEDEX’ 10 at the Co-operative Medical College campus at Kalamassery.
He said that if more medical colleges were set up in the 70s and 80s, there would not be such shortage of medical college teachers. However, the shortage would be overcome in another ten years, he said.
The exhibition is being held as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (CAPE), under which the medical college was set up. The celebrations would conclude at Pariyaram with a youth festival at the end of the month.
At the function, Arifa, chairperson of Kalamassery Municipality, presided. P. G. R. Pillai, Medical Director of the college, welcomed the gathering. CAPE Director Krishnan Kutty and college principal Roy Abraham Kallivayalil spoke. Gills George, convenor of the exhibition , proposed a vote of thanks.
The exhibition seeks to create awareness among the public on various aspects of the medical disciple like why does plastic surgery get its name when it has no connection with plastic or what really happens in the body in a diabetic condition.
All the 30 departments of the Co-operative Medical College from Anatomy to Cardiology are participating in the exhibition.
Organs preserved in formalin and preserved dead bodies as a whole are on display apart from various disease conditions.
Experts in each subject would be present at the stalls to explain things that are showcased. At the general medicine stall in the exhibition, one can understand the different stages of diabetes and the working of the organ pancreas. A cirrhotic liver, tumour in brain, cancer in liver, blocks in blood vessels, brain of an Alzheimer’s disease affected person are part of the items on display.
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. till February 20. Schools that plan to bring students for the exhibition will have to take special tickets and the visit is restricted to mornings only.