Nov 27: National Organ Donation Day
Manipal, Nov 28, 2022: Kasturba Hospital, Manipal in association with Mohan Foundation organized a walkathon as a part of National Organ Donation Day today.
Dr. H S Ballal, Pro- Vice-chancellor, MAHE Manipal, and Dr. Lt. Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor- MAHE Manipal jointly flagged off for the event.
Walkathon started from the Entrance of MAHE -Tiger Circle-MIT circle, -Tiger circle, Syndicate circle and ends at MAHE. More than 1000 people including doctors, students, Mohan Foundation staff, and hospital staff participated in the event.
In his address Dr. Ballal stressed the importance of Organ Donation.
Stressing the need for such an event, Dr. M D Venkatesh said that millions of people are waiting for organs but were not getting them because of a lack of awareness.
He appreciated the work done by Mohan Foundation starting from registration to harvesting the organ.
C G Muthana, COO- MAHE Manipal, Dr. Sharathkumar Rao, Dean- KMC Manipal, Dr. Anand Venugopal, COO- Teaching Hospital, MAHE, Manipal, Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Dr. Yogish Kamath, and Dr. Jayraj were present.
Dr. Avinash Shetty welcomed the gathering and Dr. Arun Chawla, Professor and Head Department of Urology gave an overview on importance of Organ Donation.