Udupi: Organ donation awareness walkathon held by Kasturba Hospital

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Media Release

Manipal, Nov 28: In India, National Organ Donation Day is observed on November 27. As a part of this, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal in association with Mohan Foundation organised a walkathon on November 28 to create awareness on organ Donation. Dr H S Ballal, pro-vice chancellor, MAHE, Manipal and Dr Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, vice chancellor, MAHE, Manipal jointly flagged off the event. 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.

On this Occasion, Dr Ballal stressed the importance of organ donation and appreciate for organising walkathon to create awareness in the general public.

Dr M D Venkatesh said, "Millions of peoples are waiting for organ but not getting because of lack of awareness. He appreciated the work doing by Mohan Foundation right from registration to harvesting the organ."

Dr Avinash Shetty welcomed the gathering and Dr Arun Chawla, professor and head of the department of Urology gave an overview on importance of organ donation. The walkathon started from entrance of MAHE-Tiger Circle-MIT circle and back via Tiger circle, Syndicate circle and ended at MAHE. More than 1000 people including doctors, students, Mohan Foundation staff and hospital staff participated.




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