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CRPF personnel donate blood at Naga Hospital

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 13, 2020 12:03 am
Officers of the CRPF donate blood, on Thursday at the Naga Hospital Authority of Kohima. EM Images

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 12 (EMN):
Members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a blood donation programme at the Naga Hospital in Kohima as an initiative of the OPS Kohima, CRPF, Nagaland.

A brief programme was conducted in the DBT hall to commemorate the programme. The DIGP (OPS) for Kohima, Shyaamchnad De, attended the function as its chief guest.

In his address, the officer said service to the nation is not only about providing security but to ensure the wellbeing of people in need by providing them with assistance and aid.

De maintained that the CRPF had been undertaking various civic action programmes by providing basic amenities and necessities to the people of the state while also ensuring peace.

The CRPF official added that the police establishment will continue to work to bring about changes in the society at all levels ‘so as to be harbingers of change, peace and harmony.’

“Days are not so far that we will all be living with peace of mind and security,” the gathering was told.

The medical officer of the blood bank at Naga Hospital Authority of Kohima, Dr. Avila Sangtam also spoke to the officers and jawans about the ‘benefits of blood donation’ at the event. The health official commended the altruistic efforts of the security personnel in coming forward to save lives.

She said donating blood reduces iron in the body away from haemochromatosis, replenishes blood cells, lowers the risk of heart attacks, and that it is good for the health of the heart.

The official added that prior to donating blood it is mandatory for the blood donor to go for a health check and said a mini-health check ensures a person’s healthy living and condition. She added that donating blood ensures maintenance of haemoglobin levels, among other aspects.

Assistant Commandant Joseph H meanwhile acknowledged the officers and personnel of the CRPF for their voluntary effort to donate blood and save lives. The official said they are the ‘real heroes’ of the nation who are also doing work beyond the call of duty in the service of the nation.

The programme was followed by blood donations led by DIGP Shyamchand De, and from over 45 blood donors from the 78th Bn and the CRPF.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 13, 2020 12:03:38 am