Enviro organizes Blood Donation Camp on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day

Gurgaon: On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day and in its resolute sense of duty to serve the community, Enviro, the facilities management wing of Vatika Group organized a blood donation camp in association with National Thalassemia Welfare Society. The first blood donation camp was organized on June 12 at Vatika Triangle, Sushant Lok –I, Gurgaon. A total of 26 units of blood were collected in the camp. Enviro will be organizing few more blood donation camps in the coming days at the following places:

13 June            :           Vatika City Point, Sector 25, MG Road 
14 June            :           Vatika First India Place, Sector 28, MG Road
15 June            :           Vatika Tower, Sector 54, Golf Road
16 June            :           Vatika Atrium, Sector 53, Golf Road 
19 June            :           Vatika Mindscape, Sector 27D, Faridabad     
20 June            :           Vatika Professional Point, Sector 66, Golf Course Ext Road

Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care.

The collected blood at the Enviro will be provided to the National Thalassemia Society, which will be used to treat thalassemia patients. Thalassemia is a hereditary blood disorder. Individuals with Thalassemia disease are not able to make enough hemoglobin, which causes severe anemia. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to all parts of the body. At the point when there is insufficient hemoglobin in the red blood cells, oxygen cannot get to all parts of the body. Organs at that point end up noticeably starved for oxygen and are unable to function properly.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rahul Bhargava, Deendayal Upadhyaya Hospital said," Every blood donor is a life saver. We've collected 26 units of blood from Vatika Triangle so-far & we're hoping to collect a lot more at 6 other Vatika locations where we've planned for blood donation camps in association with National Thalassemia Welfare Society during the week. Blood banks run out of supply during the peak summer, hopefully more turnout in the coming camps will help cater to the shortage. The National Thalassemia Welfare Society needs blood every day. So, these donation camps come really handy for the everyday requirements."

Ujwal Sood, one of the donors said, "Blood Donation is a noble cause and it certainly feels good. These camps help sensitize all sections of the society about this noble cause. Such blood donation camps can really be beacons of hope for those in dire need of blood. Every pint counts & I'm happy to have done my bit."

Needle Left After Delivery

Pharmacist delivers baby, leaves needle inside mother

NEW DELHI: A private hospital has sent layers of shock throughout Delhi after it lets a pharmacist carry out the delivery of a baby, who in the process of delivery, left a needle in the mothers body. Delhi State Consumer Commission imposed a tax of Rs. 30 lakh on the Shree Jeewan Hospital. The Consumer Board called the act as negligent and further manipulated records to misinform the board that a certified doctor had delivered the baby.


Major revision in antibiotics protocol in a 40-year-history: WHO

NewsMantra Bureau

The need to curb the antibiotic resistance has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to segregate the drugs into three categories – access, watch & reserve – the biggest yet revision in a 40-year history of the Essential Medicine List (EML).

The antibiotics that are used more often are under the ‘access’ category; the slightly more potent antibiotics fall under the ‘watch’ category and the ones used for complicated disease have been categorized under the ‘reserve’ category.

“The new WHO list should help health system planners and prescribed ensure that people who need antibiotics have access to them, and ensure they get the right one, so that the problem of resistance doesn’t get worse ,” said Dr. Suzanne Hill, Director of Essential Medicines and Health Products.