On the event of World Health Day on April 7, Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister Dr. Ok Sudhakar pledged to donate his eyes and unfold the message on its significance.
A walkathon was organised by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in entrance of Vidhana Soudha on account of World Health Day, which Sudhakar took half in. Minto Eye Hospital carried out a program to unfold consciousness relating to the significance of eye donation. The director of the hospital, Dr Sujatha Rathod, handed over the certificates for eye donation to the minister.
Sudhakar stated that the choice to donate eyes on this World Health Day has given him a way of fulfilment.
“Eyes can bring a ray of hope and light in the life of others after our death. I appeal to people to come forward and donate their eyes. This is a noble cause and everybody should register themselves. Eye banks do not charge any amount while receiving eyes,” Sudhakar stated.
More than 40,000 eye donations happen in India yearly, out of which 30,000-35,000 turn into accessible on time. About 5000 pairs of eyes are unable to be collected on the proper time due to varied causes. It is due to this fact needed for the relations of the donor to strategy the closest eye hospital quickly after the dying, Sudhakar added.