Month-long organ donation campaign of SOTTO concludes

Principal GMC Jammu Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma and others during a function in College auditorium.
Principal GMC Jammu Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma and others during a function in College auditorium.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 24: Organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO J&K), a month-long organ donation campaign concluded today with valedictory function held in the auditorium of Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.
While addressing the gathering at the valedictory function, Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma (Principal & Dean, GMC Jammu) who graced the occasion as chief guest, said that nothing can be more selfless than truly giving those in need, a ray of hope and more precisely, a second chance to live by donating organs and informed the house that GMC Jammu has done 12 live kidney transplant and 4 corneal transplants till date.
Dr Elias Sharma (Nodal Officer, SOTTO J&K) threw light on the current scenario of organ donation and transplantation in India. He presented achievements of SOTTO J&K since its inception 3 years ago.
A movie on organ donation was also displayed during the event. Poems and Declamation in Hindi and English, and Nukkad Natak were presented by the students of various Nursing Colleges. The programme witnessed the participation of faculty, staff and administration of GMC, along with MDs, Principals, staff and students of Nursing Colleges.
Various activities organized in the month-long campaign in November were Awareness Walk, Poster making, Rangoli making, Nukkad Natak, Declamation in Hindi and English, Poem Recitation in Hindi and English, Collage Competition and Blood Donation Camp.
Dr Sanjeev Puri (Joint Director, SOTTO J&K), Ashwani Khajuria (Administrator GMC & AHs), HoDs from various departments of GMC Jammu, Dr Meena Siddhu, Head of Blood Bank, Dr Raju Bhandari (Nephrologist), Dr Sanjay Kai (Professor Ophthalmology), Dr Kailash Thakur (Assistant Professor), Dr Deepak Kumar (Medical Superintendent, State Cancer Institute), Jivtesh Singh (Chief Accounts Officer, GMC Jammu), Dr Sanjogita Soodan (Deputy MS SSH Jammu) were also present.