34th National Eye Donation Fortnight at Aravind-Madurai
At Aravind-Madurai, several programmes were organised in association with educational institutions, Primary Health Centres, Government and Private Hospitals.
- Walk for a Cause Programme, August 25
Dr. Boominathan, Sub Inspector of Police and Dr. Manoranjan Das presided over the rally that started from Aravind Hospital and ended at the same venue. 350 persons participated.
- Eye donation awareness programme at Sri Swami Vivekanda Mandir higher secondary school, Madurai, August 27
Srinivasan, Auditor and Ms. Sasikala, Principal presided over the function. Mr. D. Saravanan Manager, Eye bank manager handled the session on eye donation and importance of community participation. A total of 80 persons participated.
- Oath Taking and Eye Donation Awareness Programme at DDHS office, Madurai, August 28
Dr.Arjun kumar, Deputy Director of Health Services presided over the function. Dr. N. V.Prajna, Chief, Cornea and Refractive Services gave a special address. Mr.D. Saravanan handled the provided an overview on PHC program to channelize the death notification to eye bank. A total of 120 participants articipated including Deputy Director, Block level medical officers and Medical Officers and Oath was taken. Appreciation award was given to Dr.Arjun Kumar for his tremendous support to the eye donation.
- Candle lighting and honoring the donor family members at Government Hospital, Dindigul, August 29
Dr.Suresh Babu, Medial Superintendent presided over the meeting. Dr. Mahalakshmi, RMO and Dr. Ravindran, Chief Ophthalmologist gave special addresses. Mr.D. Saravanan, Eye Bank Manager address the gathering and explained the importance of donating eyes. Family members of 27 donors participated.
Appreciation certifications were distributed to all the donor families.. Eye donation awareness boards were released during the meeting which will be displayed in the GH, Dindigul for the creating awareness.
- Eye Donation Awareness Programme at Kalidoss Multi Specialty Hospital, Viruthunagar, August 31
Dr. Kalidoss , Director, MPCN Hospital presided over the function .Dr. Karthick and Dr. Vivek gave special address about eye donation .Mr. D. Saravanan, Eye Bank Manager handled the session on importance of eye donation and Hospital Cornea Retrieval Program. Almost 40 hospital staff participated .
- Eye Donation Awareness Programme at Primary Health Centre, Alanganallur, September 03
Dr. Zufire Hassan Mohamed, Deputy Director (TB), Dr. Selva Kamachi, District Maternal Child Health Officer and Dr. Valarmathi, Block Medical Officer presided over the programme. Mr. Saravanan handled the session on importance of Primary Health Centre in eye donation and also emphasized the importance of the Village Health Nurse (VHN) in notifying deaths to eye bank for eye donation. 60 Primary Health Centre workers including Medical officers, Nurses and VHNs participated.
- Candle lighting and Eye Donation Awareness Programme at Taluk Level Government Hospital, Tiruparakuntram, September 04
Dr. Selvaraj, CMO presided over the function . Candle lighting was done in memory of the donors. Mr. Saravanan handled the session on eye donation, eye banking and importance of volunteers to counsel the deceased family members on eye donation. A total of 35 participants including the doctors , nurses and other department personnel in the GH attended the meeting.
- IEC distribution at Tanjore and Kumbakonam, September 06
IEC pamhlets were distributed to the general public in the major points in Tanjore and Kumbakonam for increasing awareness on eye donation awareness. Public got a chance to clarify their doubts regarding eye donation.
- Volunteers Workshop and honoring the active volunteers at Kumbakonam, September 08
PMFJ Mr. Kathick Babu, Governor, Lions A2 District presided over the function. Dr. Venkatraman and Dr. Ravi delivered the special address. Mr. Saravanan handled the session on current scenario in eye banking. He distributed the appreciation award to the volunteers. A total of 30 Lions club members participated.