Updated, Oct 02, 2023. 1.55 PM.
Over 50 thousand people have taken the pledge to donate their organs, under the AyushmanBhav campaign. President Droupadi Murmu launched the campaign last month from Gandhinagar, Gujarat. In a social media post, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urged people to take oath for organ donation.
Akashwani correspondent reports that Dr. Mandaviya had led the pledge for Organ Donation under the Ayushman Bhav campaign at Agra, Uttar Pradesh last month.
A person after his death can give new life to eight people by donating vital organs like Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Heart, and cornea. In the last ten years, the number of people donating organs has increased more than three times. In 2013, around five thousand people came forward to donate their organs in the country. Now the number has increased to over 15 thousand organ donors annually. The central government is making arrangements for organ retrieval in all the hospitals and medical colleges across the country by the end of next year.