Mega blood donation camp held in Manipur
Imphal, Sep. 17 (EMN): A mega blood donation camp was held as part of the Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav at the main auditorium of Manipur Voluntary Health Association in Imphal, in the presence of the Manipur Health and Information Public Relations Minister Dr. S Ranjan Singh on Saturday.
The drive was held on the theme “Donating blood is an act of solidarity, Join the effort and save lives”.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Dr. Ranjan said that mass awareness on blood donation is needed. He also maintained that by donating blood, a donor is saving a life.
“Public seems to be unaware about the importance of blood donation. Donating blood is not harmful to the individual. It is rather a modality of health care through which one can have the opportunity to undergo different tests for health. More donors need to turn up to meet the required blood for saving lives,” he added.
He stated that blood donation and health camps are also being organised at different parts of the country as a part of the birthday celebration of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
“Celebrating the birthday of Narendra Modi in a different way is an example of the government for loving and caring the citizens”, the minister stated.
He further said that the government has launched many health care schemes at the national and state levels. With the objective for a TB free India by 2025, the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan has been launched. All the concerned state health authorities have been instructed to frame modalities to detect cataract in the state as a part of National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment, Ranjan added.
MP, Rajya Sabha, Leishemba Sanajaoba said that the blood donation campaign will continue for 15 days. “Seva Pakhwada is also being organised all over the country as a part of the birth day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is organised with the zeal to serve the people. Serving the people is serving the god”, he maintained.
Chairman(LDA) M Ashnikumar, Project director Roshita Haobam, Director (Health Services Manipur)Shasheekumar Mangang, Director (NHM, Manipur) Somorjit Ningombam and Director (JNIMS)Prof. Deven Singh Laishram also attended the function. Certificates were also distributed by the chief guest to the donors.