New Delhi (NVI): India is better prepared mentally and physically this year with more experience to beat the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to 2020, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today.
He made the statement while inaugurating a series of blood donation camps at 13 locations in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh through a webinar in the presence of Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur.
“The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated a series of blood donation camps at 13 different locations in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh through a webinar in the presence of Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur,” the ministry of health said in a statement.
As per the information, the blood donation camps are being organised by the Competent Foundation with the help of various associations, NGOs and blood banks in wake of fulfilling the blood requisition due to Covid pandemic.
Addressing the webinar, Vardhan appreciated the efforts of the foundation to organize blood donation camps with more strength and expansion for fulfilling the blood requirement due to Covid pandemic.
He said that giving blood has many benefits for the donor personally while also being a big help for the entire humanity.
Calling more people to the noble cause, Vardhan exhorted masses to at least donate blood once a year on their birthdays as it is a big help for humanity.
He said that in his opinion, donating blood is even more pious than visiting revered holy places.
“In 2021, the country is better prepared mentally and physically with more experience to beat the pandemic as compared to 2020,” Vardhan said.
He appreciated the fact that this blood donation camp has been set up following all COVID protocols, guidelines and SOPs.
He said that the blood donation drive is being done before vaccination of youth which is commendable as after being vaccinated it is advisable to not donate blood for 2 months.