Nayati Healthcare has launched the Nayati Organ Donation (NOD) programme, an initiative to educate and raise awareness about the importance of saving lives, by pledging to donate organs.
The programme aims at reaching out to over 1 million people at the grass-roots level in a period of two years. Honorable Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale unveiled the programme, in presence of Members of Rotary Club and Organ Donation India Foundation.
Speaking in his poetic demeanour, Athawale on this occasion lauded Nayati’s efforts for bringing quality healthcare to doorsteps. He said, “I am happy to be part of the Nayati Organ Donation (NOD) program, I am sure through the initiative, Nayati will reach out to people across different sections of the society, educate and empower them to participate in the noble cause and thus strengthen the nation.”
Talking about the initiative, Niira Radia, Chairperson of Nayati Healthcare said “The Nayati Organ Donation (NOD) program is an initiative very close to my heart. Every day we witness precious lives being lost for the need of organs, the situation is more acute in this region where people struggle with chronic organ diseases, and most of the times are not even aware of the magnitude of their condition. Nayati Healthcare performed the first kidney transplant in the region. We have been relentlessly working towards making transplant treatment services within the reach of the masses and will soon be launching our heart and lung transplant program.”
India is witness to huge disparity between the number of transplants awaited, and the organs available.In 2017, 4 lakh people pledged, out or which only 13,000 people donated their organs. The condition is no different for blood donation where India faced a shortage of 1.9 million units in 2016-2017. The need of the hour is for us to adopt the‘opt-out’ scheme, thus raise organ donation rates.”