On June 22, 2018, MOHAN Foundation conducted an awareness talk on organ donation for the employees of Curofy at their registered office in South City 1, Gurugram. Dr. Pallavi Rekhi (Programme Officer, MF Delhi-NCR) took the initiative to organize the talk at Curofy and Ms. Ayushee Mishra from the company coordinated it. Dr. Muneet Sahi (Programme Manager, MF Delhi-NCR) was the resource person for the talk. She was accompanied by Ms. Pallavi Sood Transplant Coordinator, MF and Dr Pallavi Rekhi.
Curofy is a very unique platform where over 220000 doctors from over 1500 cities come to a common forum for case discussions. It is creating a robust network of doctors in India. Armed with a wide network of partners and service providers, Curofy is aiming to fulfil different needs of doctors, including access to loans, medical devices, jobs, insurance, clinical decision support etc. Curofy, on the surface, is a social networking platform for doctors, however, as layers are peeled, it emerges as a comprehensive platform for every doctor’s need to keep himself/herself updated with the latest developments in the medical world.
Dr. Muneet began the session by asking a few questions in respect to their awareness about organ donation. She introduced MOHAN FOUNDATION and its role in the past years. She explained them the difference between circulatory death and brain death. Clarification about different organs and the time span of their removal from the deceased body was also explained. She spoke about the different consent systems followed in different countries in the world i.e. Opt-in and Opt-out. India follows the system of Opt-in where the organs are only taken from those who have specifically consented to donation. She also made sure that the participants were well acquainted to the different types of hospitals and services offered by them as not all hospitals are registered to do organ transplantation. She focused on the Transplant Law of India,1994 and the offences which are punishable under the act like black marketing of organs, selling for monetary benefits etc.
The group had few questions:
The queries were handled by the MF representatives in an effective manner. Queries regarding donor card and NOTTO was also given as the participants wished to sign up for organ donation.
Close to 18-20 participants attended the session and 10 forms (Form 7) were picked up.