AIMS AT MAKING SOVIMA BLOOD DONOR VILLAGE
Sovima Health and Wellness Centre (SHWC) under the aegis of Sovima Village Council (SVC) and Blood Bank District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) organised a blood donation camp at Sovima Health and Wellness Centre, here, on Wednesday.
Speaking to Nagaland Post, senior specialist, DHD and Blood Bank in-charge, Dr. Temsu Lemtur informed that blood donation in Dimapur accounted to around 70% of the total donations in the state.
He said the Blood Bank in DHD catered to all major hospitals in Kohima and other districts of the state.
He informed that an average healthy person between 18-65 years was “absolutely safe” to donate blood quarterly, under medical supervision.
Dr. Temsu also pointed out that there were positive sided to donating blood, both medically and emotionally.
Meanwhile, speaking to SVC chairman, Sebastian Zumvü, it was informed that the camp was organised with an aim to make Sovima village “synonymous with Blood Donor Village”.
He lamented on how Nagas had a “serious misconception about blood donation” and suggested that they, especially the Church, create more awareness on the benefits and need for blood donation.
Further, he expressed hope that such camps could be held twice or thrice a year.
Zumvü also informed that altogether, 46 donors voluntarily turned up for the blood donation camp, which included participants from Tetso College, Combat Academy, Global Peers Skilling and Development Institute and some villagers.