Doctors mull preserving Jyoti Basu's brain

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2010 15:19 hrs

Kolkata: The doctor's of state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata are thinking of preserving the brain of late Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, the hospital's anatomy department head said here on Tuesday.

Nation bids adieu to Jyoti Basu

"We have already administered an injection which will help us to preserve the body. We will keep it for the next three-four days and after that we'll take the final decision," SSKM Hospital's anatomy department head Ashis Kumar Dutta said.

Asked if Basu's brain would be preserved for medical research, he said: "We are currently not in a state to share the details as it will take some time. Firstly, we'll have to see the condition of the body after three-four days."

"If it remains good, we will definitely give it a thought," he added.

He said the body was received in a good condition.

According to hospital sources, the doctors have a plan to preserve the body in the respective departments for medical studies.

Pay tribute to Basu

Basu's mortal remains were handed over to the SSKM Hospital authorities on Tuesday evening through city-based NGO Ganadarpan for medical research in keeping with his wish.

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