Mangaluru: A workshop organised on eye donation and stress management under the auspices of Dakshina Kannada (DK) Zilla Panchayath (ZP) in association with District Health and Family Welfare Department on March 20, mooted setting up of blood banks on priority .Speaking on the occasion, Zilla Panchayath Chief Executive Officer (CEO) M R Ravi said, “Managing stress at work place is a kind of art and skill by itself and it is imperative today to set priorities in challenging and competitive environment and not get entangled to lose life’s direction on account of stress.”
“The culture of helping others runs in the blood stream of Indians which is a form of religion. The culture existed ages ago and continued to empower the mankind over centuries about living for others and not for self, as living for self renders ‘life as useless’. In such a scenario, donating body organs can be a significant contribution to the society after one’s death.
There is an urgent need for change in mindset in the prevailing societal conditions and by donating eyes we achieve the desired transformation in the society.
Establishing eye banks is the need of the hour in government hospitals of the district which are known for providing quality medical care and the health department has made elaborate plans to support eye donations. Proposal for setting up eye banks on priority has been sent to the government for approval.”
ZP President Meenakshi Shanthigodu inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp and wished the workshop every success.
District Health Officer (DHO) Ramakrishna Rao, ZP Vice President Kasturi Panja were present on the occasion among others.