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32ND EYE DONATION AWARENESS FORTNIGHT WEEK CELEBRATION

EYE DONATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS, THITTAKUDI
In view of Eye Donation Fortnight, the department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, in association with the District Blindness Control Society and Lions Club, Thittakudi, held an awareness campaign on 30/8/2017 at Govt. boys Higher Secondary School, Thittakudi, Cuddalore district. The awareness rally was flagged off by Mr. A.Arunmozhithevan, Member of Parliament, Cuddalore.  Following this, the students were addressed. After introductory speeches by Mr.Murugappan of the Lions Club and Mr.Anbumani, camp co-ordinator, Dr.R. Subramanian, Senior Resident, department of ophthalmology, MGMCRI enlightened the students on the need, importance, and the technical aspects of eye donation. Mr.Sundravel also added to the plethora of information and motivated the students. This was followed by an interactive session where the students were questioned to test their knowledge and understanding of eye donation. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr.Chinamani, President, and Lions Club of Kattumanarkudi.
ACTIVITIES AT MGMCRI CAMPUS DURING EYE DONATION FORTNIGHT 2017
Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute conducted EYE DONATION FORTNIGHT 2017. We conducted an awareness programme on 1/9/17 about eye donation and its importance to the students and faculty members of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College. The session was started by Dr. N.Swathi, Associate professor in the department of ophthalmology who gave a detailed talk about eye donation and its importance and also motivated them for good counselling to the patients and their relatives regarding their willingness to donate eyes.
Report on Eye Donation Class for hospital staff nurses.
A CNE Programme was conducted on 13/9/2017 by the department of Ophthalmology to create awareness among nurses regarding eye donation and hospital cornea retrieval program. Dr.Vanaja Vaidhyanadhan, the founder of Jothi eye hospital was the chief guest. Dr.Vanaja Vaidhyanadhan delivered a special talk on Eye care and Eye donation. Around 100 nurses attended the Programme. The session was highly useful and informative to the nurses. Nurses obtained knowledge regarding eye care and eye donation. The program ended with assurance that our nurses will spread the awareness message regarding eye donation

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