Nearly 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs in India every year and India’s organ donation rate is 0.05 per million. In order to spread awareness of organ donation and transplantation among the public, department of NEPHRO-UROLOGY, Yenepoya University organized an organ awareness program on Friday 8/9/17 in YU. Rev. Fr .Davis Chiramel , the General Secretary and founder of Accident Care Transport Services (ACTS) and ‘Kidney Federation of India’ was the Chief Guest and the Honorable Chancellor of YU, Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi presided over the function.
Dr.Santhosh Pai , HOD, Nephrology welcomed the Chief guests and the delegates. Mr. Nelvin Nelson, Coordinator Transplant Robotics gave a brief introduction of the programme to the crowd. Chancellor and the Chief Guest symbolically inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp followed by other dignitaries.
The Chief Guest delivered a keynote address and mentioned about the importance of organ donation, as India is struggling with an acute shortage of organs for transplantation and he also guided everyone’s to live a selfless life. In his presidential address Chancellor, Mr.Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi gave the perfect outline of how a person should live not just for oneself but for the others too.
The Guest of Honor Ms. Shruti , IPS ,SP Anti Corruption Bureau, highlighted the legal formalities of the organ donation. Registrar of Yenepoya University, Dr. G. Sreekumar Menon and Mr Lal Goel , promoter Pandit Resorts and Spa emphasized the importance and need of organ donation in India.
Dr.Mujeeburahiman, HOD Urology , Dr.Santhosh Pai , HOD Nephrology and Dr. Nishchith D’Souza, Associate Professor of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College & Hospital picked up donor cards from the chief guest and patients who had undergone kidney transplant in the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, were also felicitated at the function.
The program ended by a Vote of Thanks by Dr.Mujeeburahiman, HOD Urology, Yenepoya Medical College & Hospital.