With an aim to reach out more than 2 million people, an awareness program has been recently introduced to promote organ donation. The programme is reported to have been launched on Friday, August 9 by the Ramdas Athawale, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.Organized by Nayati Healthcare, this initiative seeks to encourage people to pledge organs. An official statement by the hospital stated, “The programme aims to reach out to over a million people at the grassroots level in a period of two years.”
The initiative was launched to spread awareness and educate people about the importance of saving lives. The event was organized in the presence of members of the Rotary Club and the Organ Donation India Foundation.
Nayati Healthcare is a center of excellence for entire north India and doesn’t limit its services to the population of western Uttar Pradesh only.
Athawale announced in a statement, “I am happy to be part of the Nayati Organ Donation (NOD) programme. I am sure through the initiative, they will reach out to people across different sections of the society, educate and empower them to participate in the noble cause and thus strengthen the nation.”
Niira Radia, the chairperson of Nayati Healthcare, stated that with every passing day we are witnessing the loss of precious lives due to unavailability of organs and the situation is “more acute” in this area where people struggle with chronic organ diseases. She said that most of the times, people are not even aware of the magnitude of their condition.
Further, Niira Radia announced that soon a heart and lung transplant programme will be launched by the facility. “India is witness to huge disparity between the number of transplants awaited, and the organs available,” she claimed.
The idea behind this initiative is to “bring about a change in the perceptions and foster a culture of organ donation,” Niira Radia said.