Synchrony Dialogues - Building Partnerships for Organ Donation
On 13th August 2020, MOHAN Foundation as part of its synchrony dialogues series organised its fifth-panel discussion titled, ‘Building Partnerships for Organ Donation' in association with SBI Foundation and in partnership with The Times of India. 13th August has been celebrated as 'Organ Donation Day' as part of an initiative by Times of India for the last 6 years. Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, MOHAN Foundation was the moderator of the panel discussion. The other panelists were - Ms. Manjula Kalyanasundaram, Managing Director, SBI Foundation, Dr. Anil Kumar, Deputy Director-General, DGHS, MoHFW, Govt. of India, Dr. Shubnum Singh, Advisor CII Healthcare, Policy & Governing Board Member, Healthcare Sector Skills Council, Dr. Arun Gupta, Executive Director, National Health Authority, Dr. Sonal Asthana, Senior HPB & Multiorgan Transplant Surgeon, Aster Integrated Liver Care Team, Dr. Rajesh Chandwani, Faculty, Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS), IIM Ahmedabad, Dr. Santosh Shetty, Executive Director & CEO Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mr. Sanjeev Bhargava, Brand Director, Times of India and Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation. During the session, the panelists discussed ways to increase organ transplants in our country (training needs), the role of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and media in promoting organ donation, engaging corporates to promote the cause of organ donation, private hospitals to participate in the care of poor patients, strengthening documentation and converting every ICU in the country as a deemed to be non-transplant organ retrieval centre.
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- Keywords: SBI Foundation, The Times of India, Building Partnerships for Organ Donation, Ms. Manjula Kalyanasundaram, Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS) IIM Ahmedabad, non-transplant organ retrieval centre