Few months back volunteers from Niramaya Charitable Trust & Y. P. Mahindru Eye Bank met Mr. Alok Mittal, Police Commissioner to apprise him that people who lose their life due to Road Accident, eyes of these people cannot be retrieved for donation even if their family members are willing for this noble cause. This is not possible because Post Mortem and other investigation take too much time. Eye Donation can happen within 6-7 hours of death. After this duration eyes are not fit for Cornea Transplant.
Mr. Alok Mittal after studying the whole matter has permitted Y P Mahindru Niramaya Eye Bank to retrieve eyes for donation before Post Mortem with the consent of family members and Concerned Post Mortem medical officer.
Mr. Alok Mittal urged Niramaya Charitable Trust Members to make Gurgaon police aware about this whole process of retrieval of eyes before post mortem. In lieu of this on Sunday (13.07.2014) a programme on “Criteria of Eye Donation” was organized. This Programme was chaired by Mr. Alok Mittal.
Mr. Manoj Manchanda trustee of Niramaya Charitable Trust welcomed all the participants. Dr. Hitendra Ahooja, Medical Director of “Niramaya Charitable Trust” shared technical presentation on Eye Donation & how police can help in future spreading this noble cause of Eye Donation.
Mrs. Poonam Bhatnagar president of NGO “Deep Shikha”, welcomed Mr. Alok Mittal.
Their full campaign to seek permission for eye retrieval before Post Mortem was lead by Mrs. Poonam Bhatnagar & social worker Mr. R. S. Jain & Mr. O P Bhutani.
Mr. Ashok Mahindru, Chairman of Mahindru Foundation shared different social projects carried by Niramaya Charitable Trust to eradicate Corneal Blindness.
Mr. Alok Mittal ,Police Commissioner assured that he will continue to support this noble cause of increasing Eye Donation among millions of people.
The cost incurred on all the Corneal Transplant is borne by Tej Kohli Foundation.