Except for medical professionals, a majority of population hasn’t seen a real human brain or heart. But, now, they’ve a chance to witness all these and much more about the human body as well latest machines of the medical field in a first-of-its-kind event ‘KUTUHAL — Revealing journey from pre-birth to rebirth’, to be organised at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology’s (VNIT) from Saturday.
Involving over 200 doctors and equal number of engineers, the three-day event would be jointly organised by Vigyan Bharti, Indian Medical Association (IMA), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and VNIT.
“It will have 157 stalls, showcasing various aspects of the medical field. Each stall will have intern doctors from AIIMS, GMCH, and IGGMC along with VNIT students from the biomedical branch. While the medicos will explain human parts, the engineers would take care of machines like MRI and CT,” VNIT director Pramod Padole said.
Supplementing him, VNIT chairman Vishram Jamdar said all the advances in medical field took place with the use of hi-tech machines, which were made by the engineers.
“The latest technologies like use of robots in surgery would be displayed during the event. We’re expecting a footfall of over one lakh visitors, but have made arrangements of up to three lakh. Earlier, we received good response to home appliances event in the same name, where intricacies of TV, refrigerators, heaters and other electronic equipment were explained to the people,” he said.
Vigyan Bharti Secretary Satish Wate said the event will have every information under one roof on how the human body works from brain to leg. “All the top doctors in the city have voluntarily agreed to spare time for the programme out of their busy schedule. They would answer the queries of the visitors at various stalls. There would be stalls of organ donation which would explain its importance. Therefore, we’ve titled our theme on pre-birth to rebirth.”
IMA’s State President Y S Deshpande said many lecture sessions with top medicos have been scheduled during the session. “The objective is to aware the people and motivate them to take prevention measures against the deadly diseases. Unlike developed countries, the health care system is totally neglected in India, due to the government’s apathy. Diseases like cancer could be cured fully, if diagnosed at early stages. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s mother had a cancer and that gene was also present in her body. She then removed that with the help of surgery. In India, such things are unimaginable,” he said.