Motivate people for blood donation: Health Minister to social orgs
Srinagar, Oct 1: Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma today said that voluntary and social organizations should step up their efforts to motivate more and more people, particularly the students to donate blood generously for the human cause so that adequate quantity of blood was made available in all the hospitals to save many precious lives.
Stressing the need for launching a mass movement for voluntary blood donation, Sham said, the significance of this human cause must be understood by each one so that every individual contributes voluntarily with all enthusiasm.
Addressing a large gathering at a National Voluntary Blood Donation Day function organized by the AIDS Control Society in collaboration with Government Colleges of Education (GCE) at M A Road here, the Minister appreciated the efforts of social organizations for contributing major component of blood to the society by holding frequent blood donation camps across the state. He said the awareness must be created by holding seminars, camps and through the medium of electronic and print media.
He advocated for curbing the menace of female feticide, saying that situation was so alarming and society must cooperate in dealing with this serious issue. “Only government efforts are not adequate to tackle this social issue, but entire society is responsible for the situation and all right thinking people, including social / religious organizations have to put their efforts to keep a check on this menace,” the Minister asserted.
Minister of State for Hea lth and Medical Education, Javed Ahmed Dar emphasized the need for organizing regular blood donation camps with the help of NGOs and other social organization.
The Minister also distributed prizes and mementoes amongst the voluntary organizations and donors.
Project Director, State AIDS Control and Prevention Society, Dr. Waseem Qureshi said more than 100 volunteers, mostly students had registered for donation. He said the society had been conducting regular awareness-cum-blood donation camps and coordinating with various social organizations across the state for arranging bloods for different health institutions. He said, the organization was also providing different equipments and support for strengthening the blood banks in the government health institutions.
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