Vijaya Hospitals, Vadapalani, Chennai has conducted a CME on Organ Donation and Transplant as a part of their Golden Jubilee Celebration. Vijaya Hospital (VMET – Vijaya Medical and Educational Trust) has been celebrating their Golden Jubilee over the last 12 months. As they draw that to a close, on 25 November 2022, they have launched an important Golden Jubilee Initiative – to proactively raise awareness about Organ Donation (after life) amongst the 2 Lakh patients who attend their outpatient services every year. This aligns with their Founder Shri.B Nagi Reddi’s vision of ‘Selfless service for a healthy society’. Tamil Nadu Transplant Authority (TRANSTAN) Member Secretary Dr. R. Kanthimathy was the Guest of Honour for this launch event. Smt. B. Bharathi Reddy, Managing Trustee & CEO, Vijaya Medical and Educational Trust has delivered special address on “Our Golden Jubilee”. Prof. Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Institute of Nehprology, MMC & GH, Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, CEO, Dr. Rela Hospital & Research Institute have delivered keynote address. Dr. V. Ganesan, Academic Director, VMET and several other Doctors from various hospitals across the city have participated.
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme conducted at free of cost was attended by several Doctors and nurses across Chennai to enhance their understanding of key concepts caring for these patients. Organ Donation (after life) is a Gift of Life that any of us can give to others (up to 7 patients) before our body is cremated or buried. Anyone should discuss this decision to be an Organ Donor, with their family, as the family members will make the final decision on this, when the time comes. Even after registering as an Organ Donor, one can change their mind anytime (cancel or not carry the Donor Card)