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MP Agri minister announces body donation for medical education and research

Though known for courting controversies, Madhya Pradesh agriculture minister Gaurishankar Bisen has announced that after his death, his body should be donated for a medical education and research.

bhopal Updated: Apr 24, 2017 21:42 IST
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Bhopal: Though known for courting controversies, Madhya Pradesh agriculture minister Gaurishankar Bisen has announced that after his death, his body should be donated for a medical education and research.

This is perhaps for the first time in Madhya Pradesh when any minister has opted for a body donation.

Speaking to HT, Bisen said a recent incident involving the relative of a party leader inspired him to donate his body after his death.

“One Shailendra Katare, who hails from Lal Barra area of Balaghat district met with a road accident in Chhindwara district on Sunday, in which his hand was severed. Efforts were made to rejoin the severed hand at Nagpur, but somehow it couldn’t be done due to the time factor. Then I told his family members that the severed hand of Katare should be donated for a medical research and they readily agreed”, he said.

Bisen said he was inspired by the incident to offer his own body after his death for a medical education and research.

“I thought if a family agreed to my request for the donation, why I should not come forward and donate my body after my death?”, he added.

“At a public function in Balaghat on Sunday evening, I announced that my body should not be cremated but it should be donated to a medical college after my death so that its helps them in medical education and research”, he said.

Notably, member of parliament from Bhopal Alok Sanjar announced in April 2016 donating his body after his death for a medical research and education. He even filled a form at AIIMS, Bhopal.

Bhopal organ donation society has been encouraging people to donate their bodies after their death to medical colleges. In July last year, the society organised a rally from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal to 6 no. market to create awareness among people for body donation.