Musheer Bathnagar inaugurated Blood Donation Camp under ‘Rakt Daan Amrit Mahotsav’ at GMC Srinagar.
About 80 camps were set up in Jammu and Kashmir, more than 1500 blood points were collected during the campaign.
Adviser to the Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bathnagar said that blood is a valuable therapeutic method as it is obtained from human source and cannot be manufactured. The Advisor said this while inaugurating a blood donation camp at Government Medical College (GMC) here today. Principal GMC Srinagar Dr. Samia Rashid, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Rather, HODs of various departments, medical officers, health workers and others were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Bathnagar said that blood is a valuable therapeutic method as it is obtained from human source and cannot be manufactured and one person can donate blood only for another person. He further said that along with the commitment towards the society, the blood donor experiences immense satisfaction. The Advisor said that in view of the human concern, voluntary blood donation is undoubtedly the safest and most effective way of providing quality blood. The Advisor also said that the objective of organizing these camps is to control the shortage of blood in all the blood banks so that no one faces any problem in getting blood when needed.
The blood donation camp was organized as a part of Rakta Daan Amrit Mahotsav, a mega blood donation campaign organized in J&K from today to 1st October, 2022. Similarly, Secretary Health and Medical Education Bhupinder Kumar inaugurated the blood donation camp at MDNHM Jammu in the presence of MDNHM Ayushi Sudan and Principal GMC Jammu Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma. After inaugurating the camp, the Secretary emphasized that voluntary blood donation is undoubtedly the highest form of humanitarian service as it is done without the expectation of knowing who will help. During this campaign, various NGOs and social organizations participated for the good cause and around 80 blood donation camps were organized which involved all the blood banks of health institutions of Jammu and Kashmir. According to an estimate, more than 1500 blood points were collected during this campaign, which will definitely improve the availability and quality of blood.