The Lal Bahadur Shashtri Medical College, (LBSMC) Ner Chowk, got its first cadaver on Wednesday when the dead body of communist activist Keshav Sharma was donated to the medical college after his death on Tuesday.
The dead body was handed over to the college by advocate Desh Raj Sharma, member of the Bar Council of India, accompanied by a large number of activists on Wednesday morning. Keshav Sharma had made a declaration to donate his body after his death for the purpose of research by the students in the college. The body in the college was received by Dr Bhavna and Dr Pradeep Kashayap in the Anatomy department of the college who completed all formalities on behalf of the LBSMC.
The body after chemical treatment in the department would be available for the study of first year students of MBBS course after embalming for 15 days. The cadaver could be used for more than 15 years by the medical students for their study and research purposes.
The study of cadaver is an essential part to study human anatomy during the MBBS course. The medical colleges in Himachal Pradesh have been facing acute shortage of cadaver since many people are not coming forward in donating their dead bodies after death due to religious belief.
A few days back Indira Gandhi Medical College; Shimla had also received a dead body of CPM leader, Mohar Singh Thakur, who had died on January 11, in Shimla. He had also donated his body for the study and research in the medical collage.
Keshav Sharma, hailing from Randhada village of Mandi district had been a whole time party activist of the CPI for several decades and had also written a few books. He was a respected and beloved leader of working class of Himachal Pradesh and had been fighting for the interest of the farmers and workers.
Dr. Rajneesh Pathania, Principal, LBMC, Ner Chowk said, “the dead body has been received in the Anatomy department of the collage and would be used for conducting dissections by the first year MBBS students and research in the college.”