The second capital of Maharashtra has finally come on the ‘liver transplant’ map of the country, thus becoming fourth city in the state after Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad to have the advanced facility.
The iconic Qutub Minar was on Saturday evening lit up in bright green to highlight the cause of organ donation — conventionally represented by a green ribbon — during the fifth edition of Samarthan, an event organised by NGO Mohan Foundation to raise awareness.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) is organising music programmes at its stations for the past few months. On the same line, a three-day music festival took place at Vadapalani station recently in the city.
You could call it art for heart’s sake. And liver’s sake. And kidney’s sake. And maybe an eyeball too. Mumbaikars are intrigued by a unique art installation created to raise awareness of organ donation.
When Pratima Pal was diagnosed with irreversible liver cirrhosis in 1993, she was just 50. “The doctors told us that she may not survive more than a year,” her husband, Chugh Yoginder Pal says. “They advised us to go for transplant.”
Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Intensive care and Brain Death was organised by Chhattisgarh Human Organ Transplant Organisation and National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation, (NOTTO) New Delhi, at a hotel on Saturday.
The state health department will write to the Union aviation ministry and the Airports Authority of India seeking exemption from fuel taxes and flight-handling charges at airports for air ambulances carrying trauma victims and organs, health minister C Vijaya Baskar has said.
Four art installations made with human ashes collected from Varanasi's ghats are drawing people's attention in Global Hospital's lobby in Parel. The 'heart', 'liver', 'eyeball' and 'kidneys' are a part of NGO Mohan Foundation's novel campaign to increase awareness about organ donation.
An estimated 5 lakh people die in India every year due to unavailability of organs that can be transplanted. And even though public awareness has increased in recent years, the prevalence of organ donations in the country continues to be very poor.
If you want to live after death, donate your organs, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday. “Organ donation is a noble way of living beyond death and helping others,” he said, adding that this should be made into a people’s movement in the country.