HojaI, Aug 9: As a part of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Jamuna Irrigation Scheme – one of the oldest irrigation schemes of Assam, a blood donation camp was organised at around 10:30 am on Tuesday under the aegis of District Health Department and Hojai administration at office campus in Hojai.
In this occasion, an awareness meeting was organised where Sanjai Kumar Mahanta, Executive Engineer presided over the meeting.
Eye specialist and DMO Dr D Chetia Phukan briefly explained the gathering regarding importance of blood donation. He said all donors will be issued a certificate which will be valid for 1 year. During the period he or she may be able to get one unit of blood from the blood bank without any replacement for his or her kith n kin.
Dr B Saikia I/C Blood Bank raised the point that in Government Sector perhaps Jammu CAD Division is first instance that have organised such a camp. He thanked the organiser for such a noble deed.
Rikku Dutta counsellor, Blood Bank, Bhogeswari Phukononi civil Hospital, Nagaon explained about new findings in blood donation such as a diabetic patient can donate blood if he or she is not dependent on insulin, a healthy person aged 65 year can also donate blood.
Earlier, the dignitaries were felicitated under the leadership of Anup Kumar Barthakur, Camp coordinator who gave welcome speech and shared the objective of this event.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive Engineer Sanjai Kumar Mahanta said, “Blood Donation is a noble work which can save many lives, rich or poor everyone has this precious natural resource. He thanked the participants and officers for making the event a grand success.
He also introduced the mass and thanked G Kakoty, D Das and P Bora who had sponsored the lunch.
He further informed that next camp will be organised in the month of December.
A total of 80 persons checked their health out of which 50 were selected for donation of blood.