Organ donation walkathon gets good response in city

CII-Yi Mysuru Chapter, in association with Apollo Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, JSS Hospital and Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Vikram Hospital and Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation, had organised a Walkathon on Sunday – “Gift An Organ” to create awareness on organ donation.   

 The walkathon was flagged of by Dr M D Ravi, Director, JSS Hospitals, Dr N Muthukumar, Chairman, CII Mysuru and Ramya Bopanna, Chair, Yi Mysuru Chapter. More than 1000 people including Doctors, students, corporates, and public participated in the walkathon and pledged to donate their organs.

A skit on organ donation was played by the employees of Automotive Axles. Slogans on organ donation were displayed.

Dr M D Ravi said that the objective of this drive was to help amplify the awareness and need for organ donation. “We from hospital community are behind this project whole-heartedly to dismiss fears that people may have regarding organ donation and spread awareness and educate the people that they can make a change in lives of others by being an organ donor,” he said.

Dr N Muthukumar said that with the gap in human organs demand and supply increasing year on year, CII – Yi Mysuru Chapter has joined hands with leading hospitals to create awareness on the need for the organ donation.

Representatives from hospitals, Dr Anjali Arun, Medical Superintendent, Apollo Hospital; Dr Naga Nischal, Chief of Medical Services, Columbia Asia Hospital, Dr Nagesh D M, Vikram Hospital, Dr Dilip Kumar, Medial Superintendent, Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Dr Salahuddin Ghori, JSS Hospital and Dr Manjunath Shetty, Nephrologists, JSS Hospital, shared that all the hospitals in India followed the rules and regulations mentioned in legislation to take the parts of organ from the donors. There were misconceptions about organ donations which are not true.

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