Mysuru, July 25:- As part of Kargil Vijay Diwas and to meet the growing demand for blood components due to COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Asia Hospital’s doctors and staff members volunteered and donated blood. The hospital took this initiative in order to spread awareness and urge everyone to play their role in saving lives during the pandemic.
Around 75 employees of the hospital including the general manager, doctors, nurses, and other staff members donated blood voluntarily.
Col Rahul Tewari, GM, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, inaugurated the event and he took the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas to highlight the importance of the blood donation and created awareness on the same.
Doctors encouraged and informed the need for more voluntary donors in India in order to fill in the gaps, especially due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Blood donation is very critical during the time of COVID-19 and there is a need to educate people about the importance of donating blood for those in need. There is a severe crisis in most of the blood banks. Due to Covid-19, there is a shortage of blood everywhere as donors are sceptic to visit any blood donation centre. Through this event, we want to create awareness and educate people on safe blood donation and urge everyone to come forward and save lives. Today our employees and doctors have proved that they are not just ‘Warriors but Heroes’ who will go any extent to keep ‘Namma Mysuru safe and healthy’ and I also salute the jawans of the Indian Armed Forces who are always guarding the pride of India,” said Tewari. (MR)