Indian Organ Donation Week - Celebration of 7th Indian Organ Donation Day in Government Hospitals in Tamil Nadu
To commemorate 7th Indian Organ Donation Day, the government hospitals in Chennai and Madurai (Tamil Nadu) in collaboration with Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN) and MOHAN Foundation organised a series of events in the month of November 2016 to spread awareness among the general public.
Madurai Medical College & Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
An awareness campaign spread over three days was conducted at the Madurai Medical College & Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai from 24th to 26th November 2016. The campaign comprised a number of events such as awareness rally, signature campaign and competitions for school and college students. Over 600 students and the general public in and around Madurai participated in the campaign to show their support.
Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), Chennai
A two day awareness campaign was organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), Chennai to create awareness among the public. An information and awareness kiosk was put up at the hospital campus on 23rd November 2016. The visitors were explained the concepts of organ donation and its importance, role of family in making a decision about organ donation with IEC materials such as brochures, videos, PowerPoint presentations. On 24th November 2016, a group of MOHAN Foundation’s student volunteers performed street theatre on “Want to become a Hero? Donate your Organs” at different locations within the hospital campus. Street theatre, as a form of communication deeply rooted in our tradition, helped in reaching more than 1500 people including student doctors, paramedical staff and the public.
Government Stanley Medical College & Hospital (GSMCH), Chennai
The awareness campaign organised at the Government Stanley Medical College & Hospital (GSMCH), Chennai had a sensitisation programme conducted for medical and paramedical students on 25th November 2016. Various competitions on organ donation were also organised for the nursing students as a part of the campaign. On 26th November 2016, a human chain was organised at the GSMCH campus in which more than 1500 participants comprising doctors, paramedical staff, students and the general public participated and expressed their support for the cause
Government Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital (KMCH), Chennai
An organ donation awareness rally was organised at the Government Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital, Chennai on 26th November 2016. About 300 doctors, paramedical staff from various departments as well as nursing students participated in the rally. As a part of the event, an exhibition on organ donation and transplantation was also organised for the general public. Models on various aspects of organ donation and transplantation were kept at the exhibition. The highlight of the exhibition was a model on “Green Corridor” which attracted the visitors.
Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH), Chennai
To promote deceased organ donation, a signature campaign – the first of its kind in the hospital was organised at the Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH), Chennai on 26th November 2016. The doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital signed on the banner and took a pledge to be an organ donor. An information kiosk was also set and manned by the Transplant Coordinator of the hospital.
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