North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Aryans Institute of Nursing and Neelam Hospital, Rajpura organized a Blood Donation and Free Health Check Up Camp at Aryans Group of Colleges, situated at Chandigarh-Patiala Highway, near Chandigarh.
The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Shikha Gupta, MBBS, MD, DNB Neelam Hospital. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the function.
A nine-member team of blood transfusion doctors from Neelam Hospital under the leadership of Dr. Vainy Aggarwal conducted thorough medical checkup of voluntary donors and selected the eligible donors to donate blood. Specialists including Dr. Rakesh Gautam (Orthopedics), Dr. Amandeep Singh (Medicine) and Dr. Rajkumar Punia (Pediatrician) conducted the health check up camp.
Dr. Shikha Gupta appreciated the special initiative taken by Aryans to provide health care services to meet the needs of the Indian population and also to meet the immediate health care needs of the marginalized community through this health camp.
Dr. Anshu Kataria while motivating the students said that a person can save three lives from one unit blood. He added that these camps are a great boon to the patients requiring blood in an emergency.
He added that the objective of the camp was to encourage more people to come forward as frequent blood donation would help in reducing the risk of cancers and preserves cardiovascular health. Donors also have a much lower risk of falling prey to life-threatening diseases.
A large number of people along with their children from nearby villages visited the camp and were given consultations and medicine free of cost.
A total of 55 Units of blood were collected by the students and staff of Aryans.
Dr. Parveen Kataria, Director General, Aryans Group said that worldwide millions of lives get saved every year because of blood donation and much more can be saved. She added that the college is looking forward to organizing such camps on a regular basis.
Dr. Raman Rani Gupta, Director, Aryans Group said that such camps will kindle a spirit of social service in the student community.