Mumbai: Rally organised at JJ Hospital to raise awareness on organ donation

In order to spread awareness about organ donation in the state, the Maharashtra government has decided to promote the importance of organ donation on September 25 and 26

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  • An organ donation awareness rally was organised in Mumbai’s Sir JJ Group of hospitals in Mumbai on September 25.
  • 500 people including doctors, nurses, intern doctors, and workers played at active role in making the rally a success.
  • The main aim of the rally was to spread awareness about cadaver donation.

Various programmes will be organised by different departments of the Sir JJ Group of Hospitals to spread awareness among the general people about the noble cause of organ donation.

Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Joint Director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals Dr Mukund Tayde, Head of Department, Ophthalmologist, Dr Ragini Parekh, Medical Superintendent, and Dr Sanjay Surase were present in the rally.

Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Joint Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research, said, “The organ donation awareness campaign has been launched two years ago by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and medical education minister Girish Mahajan. The campaign has been gaining momentum, day by day, in order to spread awareness about organ donation. Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, on Tuesday, we have organised the rally in 17 medical colleges across the state.”

Dr Lahane further said, “There are lots of myths and misconceptions associated with organ donation in our country. We will be spreading awareness with proper scientific methods.”

Dr Mukund Tayde, Dean Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, said, “Students from medical and nursing colleges are also participating in the event. Through this campaign, we want to spread about organ donation to the masses.”

Dr Ragini Parekh, HOD, Opthalmology, JJ Hospital, said, “The campaign was spearheaded by Maharashtra chief minister Fadnavis and medical education minister Girish Mahajan. This movement will help spread awareness and will give a boost to cadaver donation as well.”