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Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu pledges to donate Eyes at Run of Vision programme by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital

Till now 426 people have donated eyes to KMEH out of which 366 have been transplanted successfully

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Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital. Image source: Facebook

Ranchi, Septemeber 03, 2016: Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu announced on Saturday that she will donate her eyes at the Run of Vision programme organised by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital (KMEH), Ranchi.

Talking to IANS, Dr Bharti Kashyap, Medical Director of the KMEH said: “We are obliged that governor madam announced to donate her eyes so that a blind person can see the world. We express our deep gratitude to the governor.”

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“We have been organising Run For Vision programme for the last 11 years to create awareness among people of the state to donate their eyes. According to reports, in our country every year 25,000 to 30,000 people suffer from blindness due to cornea related problems. Cornea cannot be purchased and can only be transplanted from one human being to another,” she added.

Till now 426 people have donated eyes to KMEH out of which 366 have been transplanted successfully.

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Leaders who have announced to donate eyes to KMEH include Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, former Chief Minister and BJP leader Arjun Munda among others.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said: “Of the 37 million people suffering from blindness in the world 10 million are from India. There is a need to create awareness by organising camps.” (IANS)

  • Arya Sharan

    Great move by the leaders, it will increase awareness about eye donation and will consequently help the blind population.

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Facebook Unveils “Messenger Chatbot” To Spread Awareness About Coronavirus

The Chatbot has both English and Hindi language capabilities

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Facebook users can start accessing the Corona Helpdesk Chatbot and reach out to Health Ministry for authentic news, official updates, precautionary measures and emergency helpline numbers through this Chatbot. Pixabay

Social media giant Facebook on Friday launched Messenger Chatbot with Health Ministry and MyGov in India to raise awareness around COVID-19 disease.

The Corona Helpdesk Chatbot on Messenger will help provide authentic and accurate information and bust fake news about new coronavirus.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support the government across ministries with communications tools and resources to share timely, accurate information on the coronavirus to keep people safe and informed. We will continue to do everything we can to help the country’s efforts,” Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director of Facebook India said in a statement.

Facebook users can start accessing the Corona Helpdesk Chatbot and reach out to Health Ministry for authentic news, official updates, precautionary measures and emergency helpline numbers through this Chatbot.

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Social media giant Facebook on Friday launched Messenger Chatbot with Health Ministry and MyGov in India to raise awareness around COVID-19 disease. Pixabay

The Chatbot has both English and Hindi language capabilities.

To contact the Chatbot, users can go to the Facebook page on MyGov Corona Hub and then start a chat by typing ‘Get Started’, which will prompt them to either type in a query or choose from a list of frequently asked questions.

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Depending on the question, users will receive verified information in the form of a video, infographic or text. (IANS)