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Gorkha community donate blood

Gorkha community donate blood
(Inset) PHED minister Jacob Zhimomi speaking at the programme at DHD. Donors participating at the donation drive organised by DGU. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, AUG 24 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/24/2019 11:57:36 AM IST

Over the past eight years, 1157 units of blood have been collected from the Gorkha community revealed District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) blood bank in-charge Dr. Temsu Ao.

Commemorating the 75th Martyr’s Day-cum-9th Blood Donation Day, a programme was organised by Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU) Saturday, at DHD. Speaking about the importance of blood donation day, Dr. Temsu stated that commemorating the Martyr’s Day, the community have been organising donation drive from the year 2011 which was started with 17 units. 

He added that at present the community’s contribution to save live irrespective of caste, creed and tribe by contributing blood has increased to 23 units.

According to Dr. Temsu, in the past financial year, Dimapur alone received 9757 units of blood from donors and since 2011 when the Gorkha community started the annual drive the community donated 1157 units of blood. 

He maintained that in the year 2018-19, 13,000 units of blood were donated across the state and since April 2015 to August 2019, 38,147. Altogether 112 units was collected at the donation drive.

Speaking at the programme as chief guest PHED minister, Jacob Zhimomi in his speech lauded the contribution of community and thanked the donors who have come forward to save life.

He also pointed out the benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme and encouraged the gathering to avail the benefits. Zhimomi also briefed about why Inner Line Permit (ILP) and Registration of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) were applicable.

Kumar Subba, chairman, DGU in his speech had called the donation campaign an achievement and added that their sacrifices would not go in vain. This was the 9th such blood donation drive carried out by the community. Units of blood were donated in Dimapur.

DHD medical superintendent Dr. Z Kheshito Zhimomi also delivered exhortation speech where he lauded the DGU for their initiative and encouraged them to continue render service for humanity.

The donation drive was assisted by Dr. Temsu in-charge of Dimapur District Blood Bank, District Hospital Dimapur, and team. 

Vote of thanks was delivered by DGU joint secretary Samir Gurung.

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