Srinagar/Jammu, Sep 16 (GNS): Navjeevan Nursing Home in collaboration with Chief Medical Officer Rajouri held a daylong blood donation camp on Wednesday to collect blood from volunteers in the frontier Rajouri district of Jammu division.
A media handout received here reads that the blood donation camp was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner Rajouri Nazir Ahmad Shiekh.
The organising team, as per the handout, included Chief Medical Officer Rajouri Dr. Sunil Sharma, Dr. Shahid Anjum Awan, Dr Bashir Ahmad Khan, Arun Verma, Gaurav Chandan alongside a team comprising of Dr. Irm Incharge Haematology, Blood Transfusion and also Dr. Javaid Ahmad Nodal Officer COVID19, Dr Sachin Vaid, Dr. Abdul Hakim and Maroof Ahmad and Naveed Ahmad from blood bank, from Government Medical College and other associated hospitals in Rajouri.
Around forty persons, pre-screened for COVID19 infection by Rapid Antigen Testing, voluntarily turned to the camp to donate blood, the handout reads.
The Chief Medical Officer Rajouri has meanwhile extended his gratitude to the organising team for providing infrastructure and arranging donors for the noble cause, the handout reads.
The camp, as per the statement, was organised with a motive to help needy patients and motivate people to donate blood as a social service.
“The blood donors become an essential part of an exceptional group that is dedicated to alleviate the human sufferings as one unit of blood saves three lives, the handout reads.
Blood donation, as maintained by the handout, also reduces the risk of heart diseases and increases generation of red blood cells in human body.
“There is no substitute to human blood and as such can be acquired only from a generous blood donor only”, the handout remarked.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sunil Sharma, who was Chief Guest to the event, highlighted the importance of availability of safe blood and the need for organising voluntary Blood Donation camps in the district.
Sharma urged the people to voluntarily come forward for RAT COVID testing so that the chances of transmission can be mitigated.
The camp was organized following all the mandatory precautions including social distancing, wearing of masks and other measures in view of the COVID-19, the handout reads. (GNS)