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A single Donor can save 8 Lives, Deceased donor programme need of hour

–         Be an Organ Donor, Be a Hero/Heroine

–         17 people die each day waiting for organ transplant

Bhubaneswar, 26/11/2022: 17 people die each day waiting for organ transplant. Every 10 minutes another person is added to the transplant waiting list. A single donor can save 8 lives and a deceased donor programme is need of the hour, said experts of National repute attending the Continued Medical Education (CME) and workshop on “Awareness on Organ Donation” organized by Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Apart from raising awareness among the public the eminent speakers from different fields of Organ Transplant highlighted the other aspects like choosing appropriate donor and recipient, organ allocation, need of grief counselling and comprehensive quality clinical care can only further expedite the process of organ transplant in the country as well as in Odisha. Declaring the brainstem death in ICU setups, the Neuro Physicians and Critical Care providers play a pivotal role, said Prof Subrat Acharya, President, AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

The one-day workshop organized at AIIMS in association with National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation(NOTTO) was attended by Prof. Y. K. Chawla, Chairman SSC AIIMS Bhubaneswar and Ex-Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Commissioner of Police Saumendra Kumar Priyadarshi, Dr. Krishan Kumar, Director, NOTTO, GOI, Prof. Vipin Kaushal, Nodal officer, ROTTO, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Prof. ViniyendraPamecha, Head, Liver Transplantation, ILBS, New Delhi, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Negi, Legal expert, Hindurao Hospital, Delhi, Prof. Deepak Kumar Gupta, JPNA Trauma Centre, AIIMS New Delhi, Dr. Ashish Kumar Sahoo, Dr.Sunil Shroff, Mrs. Pallavi Kumari, Dr. Archana Kumari.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof. Ashutosh Biswas assured to extend all support for establishing different transplant services in the national institute. Medical Superintendent Prof. S N Mohanty, DEAN Dr. P R Mohapatra, DDA Rashmi Ranjan Sethy also participated in the workshop.

The workshop and CME witnessed activity based programmes which aimed to create awareness about organ donation and transplantation which is certainly the need of the hour. The CME involved intensivists, anesthesiologist, neurosurgeon, neurologist, trauma and emergency physician, surgeons, forensic medicine, community medicine etc.

Pioneer in Liver Transplant surgery in public sector Prof. ViniyendraPamecha along with Prof. Dipesh Kenwar, Prof. Vipin Kaushal felicitated for their outstanding work in the sector. Similarly, liver transplant recipient Uma Acharya shared her experience and appealed for organ transplantation. Her life changing story was heart touching and motivating for all to pledge for organ transplantation.

Dr. BramhdattaPattnaik, Assistant Professor, Surgical Gastroenterology AIIMS Bhubaneswar conveyed thanks to all and informed about the walkathon to be held on Sunday (27th Nov) by AIIMS for creating awareness.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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