Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.19 Issue No.60. July 2020 - October 2020

Union Health Minister donates motherís eyes and body


Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan’s mother Mrs. Snehlata Goel passed away on 6th September 2020 due to a cardiac arrest. She was 89 years old. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, who is an ENT doctor by training, donated his mother’s eyes at the Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation (ORBO), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by signing the consent form himself. He also donated his mother’s body, in accordance with her pledge, to Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) for the advancement of science to help medical students and researchers learn about human anatomy. Dr. Aarti Vij, head of ORBO and Dr. Suresh Seth, head of the Lok Nayak Hospital that is attached to MAMC expressed their appreciation for Dr. Harsh Vardhan’s inspiring gesture.


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- Shroff S, Navin S. Union Health Minister donates motherís eyes and body. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.19 Issue No.60. July 2020 - October 2020

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  • Keywords: Union Health Minister, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Human anatomy, Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation (ORBO), The Lok Nayak Hospital