Smt. Usha Virupaxi Yalakkishettar 63 Years a retired judiciary official from Shaunagar, Belagavi passed away due to respiratory disease in a private hospital at Belagavi.
To fulfill the last wishes of the deceased, the family members came forward donated the body to Department of Anatomy of J N Medical College, Belagavi. Further, relatives also donated the skin of the deceased to KLE–Rotary Skin Bank.
Dr. Suhas Gouda, Plastic Surgery Resident harvested the skin. The body will be used for medical research and the donated skin is preserved in KLE-Rotary Skin Bank and will be utilized for needy burn patients. Dr. Rajesh Powar, Director KLE Rotary Skin Bank expressed his gratitude to the family members for their noble gesture. Dr.M V Jali, Medical Director of KLES Hospital has hailed the family decision of donating body & skin. He further stated Yallakkishettar family is a role model to society.