Not enough cadavers at medical colleges in Tamil Nadu
Infrastructure can be built and faculty employed. But there is a shortage that medical colleges in Tamil Nadu are struggling to address — cadavers. As the number of medical colleges increases, so does the demand for cadavers, as medicos have cadaver-dissection as a part of their first-year syllabus.
According to sources, authorities here are addressing this shortage by unofficially seeking daily reports on the number of unclaimed bodies at the government hospitals. The next step, they added, was to streamline this through online reporting.