Chandigarh, Sep 16 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today exhorted the blood donors that they should come forward for the noble cause of donating blood voluntarily..
These views were expressed by the Chief Minister while addressing the blood donors after inaugurating the blood donation camp organized by Lions Club International District 321 A-3 in memory of late Dinesh Mehta and Bharat Bhushan Dhingra in collaboration with the doctors of Doon Civil Hospital, Dehradun at Musoorie today.
The Chief Minister said that voluntary blood donation was an ideal example of the highest form of charity which strengthens the bonds of society regardless of class, race, colour or religion. He expressed gratitude to the thousands of blood donors who were working ceaselessly to motivate the people to overcome their fear and hesitancy in donating blood.
While dispelling the misgivings about the blood donation, the Chief Minister said that blood donation does not affect the health of donors. While giving an example, he said that Mr Gabru Din of Sonepat had donated blood more than 200 times and for this noble cause he had been honoured by the Haryana Red Cross Society.
He said that he knew a number of doctors who had donated blood more than 70 times and they were still active. He said that the deficiency of blood could be recouped within three months.
The Chief Minister visited every blood donor and encouraged them to give blood voluntarily in future also with same zeal and dedication so that the lives of the needy could be saved. He also honoured the blood donors on the occasion.
Mr Hooda said that Haryana Government had earmarked a sum of Rs 573 crore during the current financial year with a view to provide better health care facilities at the doorsteps of the people. He said that to provide safe delivery to the women in the rural areas, delivery huts were being set up and as many as 393 such huts had been set up so far.
An ambitious scheme Janani Suvidha Yojana for the women living in the urban slum areas had been launched with the assistance of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare so that better health care facilities could be provided to them.
Vice President of Haryana Child Welfare Council and wife of the Chief Minister, Mrs Asha Hooda said that every year on October 1 the country celebrates National Voluntary Blood Donation Day and main aim of observing this day is to motivate the people to donate blood voluntarily.