Health Minister Brahm Mohindra releases special edition of eye donation publication “Punarjot Guldasta”
The Hush Post, Chandigarh: A leading NGO of northern India in the field of eye banking, Punarjot Eye Bank Society of Ludhiana’s special edition a monthly magazine “Punarjot Guldasta” was released by Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra at Chandigarh.
While releasing the magazine Mohindra lauded the role of Punarjot Eye Bank Society in eye donation movement in Punjab especially providing free corneal transplantation to all and its contribution in reaching the level of self sufficient surplus donated corneas in Punjab state.
Speaking on this occasion Dr. Ramesh MD (Eye), Medical Director of Punarjot Eye Bank and Chief Editor, Punarjot Guldasta said, “We are working for eye donation for the last 26 years as pioneer in Punjab, till date we have procured more than 6700 donated corneas, a number which is highest in the northern India. We are also providing total free of cost corneal transplantation to all neady corneal blinds. We are also publishing monthly magazine Punarjot Guldasta as part of eye donation, health education promotion and social awareness to sensitise the public.”
Dr. Ramesh said that Punarjot Eye Bank Society is imparting training of eye banking to Government Ophthalmic officials as directed by Director Health Services Punjab and private eye surgeons across India and globally. This special edition focused on the contribution of eye donor families, social workers, doctors, NGOs and government for noble cause of eye donation movement.
Ashok Mehra, state coordinator highlighted the work done by Punarjot Eye Bank in all fields of society with welfare projects.
Subhash Malik, honourary secretary of the society appealed to the public to come forward for the noble cause of eye donation.