Ludhiana, November 26, 2016: An Awareness Programme on Organ Donation Day was organised at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, on Saturday, which is celebrated around the globe on 27th November, to increase awareness about Organ Donation.
The Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Prof.(Mrs.) Renuka Chauhan, Mrs.Ritu P.Naihar, Assistant Professor, Mrs.Sapna D.Malviya, Assistant Professor and Demonstrators under the guidance of Prof.(Mrs.) Ponnamma R.Singh, Principal, College of Nursing, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana has been taken the lead to organize the program in the Medical OPD, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana with the aim to motivate healthy and normal human beings to pledge to donate organs and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Dr. William Bhatti, Medical Superintendent CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana focused on the theme “A Gift of Life”. He emphasized that the organ donor can play an important role in saving others life. It allows many recipients to return to a normal life style.
Prof. (Mrs.) Ponnamma R. Singh also focused on the organ donation and she said that, you don’t have to be a doctor to save lives! You can save lives too by donating your organs.
Dr. Kim J. Mammen, Associate Director & Head of Urology Department shared his views on kidney Donation and transplant and a couple who donated/ received the kidney shared their experiences that how in August 1991, the wife donated her one kidney to her husband in a successful operation performed at CMC by Dr. Kim, and today both stood before the audiences and shared about their happy and healthy life, and encouraged everyone to donate.
Dr. Arun from the Dept. of Ophthalmology focused on the Eye donation and shared about the experience of 15 patients who underwent corneal transplant in CMC Hospital since March 2016. He further, encouraged people for eye donation at the eye-bank at CMC Hospital, Ludhiana. Mrs. Tanuja, from the Hemato-oncology & Bone Marrow Tranplant Unit talked about bone marrow transplant. BSc (N) 3rd year students presented a role play to encourage the audience for organ donation. A poster and slogan writing competition was also organized for nursing A poster and slogan writing competition was also organized for nursing in which students Angel Charan, Shubhi Grover, Shalinipreet Kaur, begged 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively and ongoing health education through the poster competition and exhibition was well appreciated. Patients and their relatives, staff and employees found the program very interesting, educative & appreciated the hard work put in by the teachers along with students. Staff, patient and visitors vowed to be an organ donor and to be a gift of life to many.