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.
Commuters heading to Thirumangalam metro station next weekend can try their hand at rangoli and take home a point or two on organ donation before riding away in the air-conditioned trains.
The Department of Surgery, JNIMS organised a meet on the Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Deceased Organ Donation today at its auditorium.
Claiming that North Eastern region is lagging far behind when it comes to deceased organ donation, Dr. Sunil Shroff senior consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon, Madras Medical Mission, said that the time is right now to begin this noblest service in this region.
Saying that the demand for organ donors in the State is huge, Managing Director of Shija Hospital and Research Institute (SHRI) Dr Kh Palin called upon the people to promote and endorse deceased organ donation in the State to save lives of others.
Come December when the strains of music linger in the Chennai air, Carnatic music aficionados crowd the city's music sabhas and temples signalling the start of the annual Margazhi festival.