Teaching human anatomy without cadavers: Indian scenario in 2020

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Author Details : Sundip Charmode, Aroop Mohanty*, Subodh Kumar, Vivek Mishra

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2020

Article Page : 250-252

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Human anatomy is learned through cadaveric dissection invariably in all medical colleges of India.
The scarcity of cadavers for academic purpose exists almost in all the states of India. Deep routed
misconceptions need to be eradicated which is possible through socio-economic and cognitive development
of the population. Police department are no longer reliable source of cadavers. NGO’s, body donation
societies, charitable trust, regional local bodies, etc. are working towards creating awareness with little
success. Requisite and pertinent revision in policies of state government is needed to integrate body
donation concept in public health services. This article reviews the existing situation of cadaver availability
and struggle in procurement of cadavers in several regions of India. The article also presents the various
challenges both financial and administrative in the procurement of cadavers in India.

Keywords: Procurement, Cadaver shortage, Body donation.

How to cite : Charmode S , Mohanty A , Kumar S, Mishra V , Teaching human anatomy without cadavers: Indian scenario in 2020. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2020;7(3):250-252

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