Months after the monsoon hit the small town of Saket Nagar in Kanpur last year, Sangeeta Kashyap*, 33, packed her bags for Delhi where she had been promised a good job. She was excited; she had never stepped out of Kanpur before. “My husband’s friend had promised us 40 lakh. We dreamt of a ‘pakka’ house, a good education for our children, and even some savings to help us through illnesses.
On Monday, as the state health minister boasted about how Tamil Nadu has secured awards for organ donation consecutively for four year, the statistics published by Transtan, a body that coordinates cadaver organ donations, shows the number is dipping.
It is no longer just doctors and NGOs, but now even corporate houses have begun spreading the altruistic message of organ donation. The employee calendar in many companies now boasts of awareness talks, special drives to sign donor pledges or awareness walks and seminars.
A panel of medical experts has drafted guidelines to tackle the ambiguity over declaring brain deaths in the paediatric age group, particularly among neonates and infants. The proposed rules state that a baby born after 37 weeks of gestation can be declared brain dead and considered for organ
The Indian youth's sense of altruism and love for social action are emerging as the mainstay of the country's organ donation and transplant programme. Not only do youth in the 18 to 30 age group make up for 60% of the people who pledge to donate organs (see box), almost 80% of the deceased donors are from the 18 to 40 age bracket.
Cases of kidney failure have increased exponentially in India over the last few years due to various factors, including unhealthy lifestyle. But the treatment, which involves dialysis and transplant, is still costly and complex.
Policymakers, doctors of private and government hospitals and experts held a closed-door brainstorming session during the Health Conclave at IIC to discuss policy issues related to kidney treatment in the country. Many constructive suggestions emerged out of the meeting.
NewsX-The Sunday Guardian hosts Health Conclave-Kidney For Life: NewsX-The Sunday Guardian health conclave- Kidney for Life is an initiative to raise awareness on the importance of kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.
Army Public School (APS) BD Bari and APS Damana on Monday celebrated the 37th Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) Raising Day with pride and gaiety.