Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, said on Saturday that the number of volunteers who have donated blood via the Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav had surpassed one lakh.
The Union Minister retweeted an earlier post and added, “Crossed 1,00,000….’
Earlier on Saturday, authorities from the Ministry of Health said that the country had set a global record by exceeding its previous high of 87,059 blood donations in 2014.
Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav is a national massive voluntary blood donation effort that was launched on Saturday by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, who donated blood at a blood donation centre at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.
“As another remarkable aspect of this nationwide drive, 6,112 camps have been registered for this mega drive along with more than 2.07 lakh blood donors registered so far on the E-Rakt Kosh portal,” read a statement.
In another step towards ensuring health for all, President Droupadi Murmu launched ‘Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan’ to eliminate TB by 2025, on 9th September 2022.
“Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan is an extension of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s citizen-centric policies and a key step in ensuring enhanced awareness regarding the treatment for TB, a curable disease. The treatment is available free of cost at government health facilities,” added the statement.
The initiative has gained momentum and so far roughly 13.5 lakh TB patients have registered on the Nikshay portal, out of which 9.5 lakh active TB patients have given their consent for adoption.
The Ni-kshay 2.0 site is supporting the provision of additional patient assistance to enhance treatment results for TB patients, as well as increasing community participation in reaching India’s pledge to eradicate TB by 2025 and utilising Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) possibilities.
Nikshay Mitras may also register on the platform, and over 15,000 of them have already done so, demonstrating their dedication to helping over 9.5 lakh TB patients.