Jyotsna Bose, a 93-year-old woman from Kolkata becomes the first Indian woman to donate her body for medical research. Her body will be used to find out the effects of Coronavirus on humans, as said by an organization said.
While she becomes the first woman to donate her body for such a purpose, it is second in the state to do so. Brojo Roy, founder of an organization called ‘Gandarpan’ was the first person in West Bengal who had donated his body for research purposes.
Jyotsna Bose’s grand-daughter Dr Tista Basu said that the trade unionist, who had pledged her body through Brojo Roy’s organisation around 10 years ago, was admitted to a hospital in Beliaghata area of north Kolkata on May 14, and she died two days later.
“The pathological autopsy of my grandmother was conducted at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.”
“Hers is the first female body in the country donated for pathological autopsy following death due to COVID-19,” she told PTI.
Jyotsna Bose was born in 1927 in Chittagong in present-day Bangladesh.