Mrs. Saroja, a great teacher decided to teach students even after her death.
She donated her mortal remains to SAVEETHA MEDICAL COLLEGE for educating the
medical Students. It is our honour and privilege to be a
Instrument in this great sacrifice. We appreciate with gratitude this great
soul and her family members for this decision. My friend, sincere well wisher
and parent of our Institution who has extended so much help was once again
instrumental in bringing this honour to our Institution. We and our students
at SMCH are ever grateful to him.
Whole body donation
Voluntary Body Donation is a programme wherein the general population
can will their bodies to serve the purpose of medical education and
scientific studies. The public is providing the most important resource
needed for innovation in medical practice. Primarily, the body donation
under this programme helps the medical student to learn the relations of
human anatomical structures and development of psychomotor skills by dissection.Though, with improvement in technology many assisted models have developed in the form of mannequins and simulations, none of these can be a replacement to a realistic cadaver. Each cadaver is like a new source of knowledge as many variations can be identified which could help the clinicians.
In addition to this, these donations help the surgeons to experiment innovative surgical skills and procedures in form of cadaver labs, workshops, thus giving them an opportunity to explore in a realistic manner. Another innovation evolved are the cadaver banks like brain banks, skin and vessel bank which are collections of these samples that later can be used for conducting molecular research and cadaver grafting.
With all these uses culminating into the service of humanity, body donations are precious gifts to the humankind. Needless to say that the concept campaigned by Live Well Leave Well society could contribute immensely for the cause. With the rising number of medical colleges and scarcity of cadavers Voluntary Body Donation is definitely a saviour and a ray of hope for the betterment of medical science
Whole body Donation details :
Donated to : Saveetha Medical college ,Saveetha university, Thandalam kancheepuram
Deceased name : P.SAROJA
Date of Birth: 1st March 1949
Date of death: 17th July 2015
Son- Prakash (Jotheeswaran)
Daughter - Rajeswari
About Smt. P. Saroja
Smt. Saroja was the only daughter born to a simple lady in a very remote village named Thamminayakan Patti of Theni district on 1st March 1949. She completed her education (teacher training) with the support of the few relatives and friends and a great deal of struggle and sacrifices from her mother Smt. Pechiammal who was a single parent. Smt. Saroja started her career in 1966 from her own village and moved to Chennai later on in the year 1973 after her wedding with Sri. A. Chelladurai.Her interest towards higher education and financial needs drove her to complete MA and B.Ed in Tamil literature. Her intelligence, hard work and commitment helped her to achieve higher capacities. Smt. Saroja not only earned fame for herself but also for her school by securing 100% results for many consecutive years. She was adored by her students and fellow teachers for her simplicity, competency and caring nature. Her dedication and commitment in teaching the poor students studying in corporation school and the love she shared made them to consider her as one of their family members. Many of her students were very fondly associated even after many years of her retirement. After her 33 years of untiring service she was superannuated in 2007. During her tenure, she was awarded twice asa best teacher by Chennai Corporation.
She toiled day and night to balance her family and professional life and raising her three children as not only one of the best professionals in their disciplines but also responsible citizenssuccessfully. She was very keen in inculcating the values and principles in her children as well as her students. She kept herself in the fore front to extend a helping hand for people in physical, emotional and financial needs.
Qualities like determination, devotion and decision making made people to admire and accept Smt. Saroja as their role model.She continued to be inspirational for others even after her demise by taking a courageous decision of donating her whole body for the purpose of medical education.
Date of Birth: 1st March 1949,Date of death: 17th July 2015.