Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi invited as a speaker at a panel discussion organized by Sansad TV to commemorate Organ Donation Day

On August 13, 2022 Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi, Program Manager, MOHAN Foundation, NCR was invited as a panelist by Sansad TV to their show “Mudda Apka” to commemorate Organ Donation Day. The other speakers were Dr. Vasanti Ramesh, Former Director, NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization), Delhi and Dr. Vishal Chadha, Joint General Secretary, Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti, Delhi. The show “Mudda Apka” was hosted by Ms. Preeti Singh, Anchor, Sansad TV.

 

Sansad TV is the parliamentary channel of India. It was created in 2021 by merging Lok Sabha Television and Rajya Sabha Television. Apart from telecasting the live proceedings of the Lower House and the Upper House of Indian Parliament; Sansad TV is committed to objectively presenting the various facets of vibrant democracy.

 

The discussion focused on the following areas in order to make the general public have a understanding of this very important but underplayed out area.

  • Brain death, deceased & living organ donation, myths & facts on organ donation
  • What organs and tissues can be donated and who can donate?
  • Process of sign-up or pledging of organs upon death
  • Process of organ donation
  • What are the legalities associated with organ donation in India?
  • Grief counselling
  • Reasons behind lack of awareness and what initiatives can be taken to increase awareness amongst people in order to increase organ donation numbers.
  • Understand laws and rules governing organ donation & transplantation in India.

 

Dr. Muneet gave an in-depth knowledge about brain death, donation after brain stem death and after circulatory death. She spoke about grief counselling and the important role it plays during initiation of organ donation conversation with the families of brain-dead patients. She also spoke about the Transplantation of Human Organs & Tissues Act 1994 which governs all the activities of organ donation & transplantation.

 

The discussion was telecasted on August 13, 2022 at 1900 hours on Sansad TV. Till the time of reporting, the programme had garnered 3.7k views on YouTube.

 

The link of the show: https://youtu.be/0PWfm6HRlKw

    

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