Over 350 donate blood on National Doctors Day in Delhi

New Delhi


Over 350 people, including 250 doctors, on Wednesday donated blood as part of blood donation camps organised to mark the National Doctors Day in the national capital.

Camps were organised at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, B.R. Ambedkar Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital and Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, among others.

"Today's blood donation camp was very successful and we wish in the future also, people willingly come ahead to participate in such noble causes," Pankaj Solanki, president of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association, told IANS.

The Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) organised a talk show on the easy life for busy doctors in the presence of eminent personalities like former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.

To mark the occasion, mobile health platform launched India's first mobile app through which a person seeking medical treatment can get to know about the best doctors available in his/her location.

The app allows users to search for doctors by their area of specialisation as general practitioners, gynaecologists, cardiologists, dentists etc. The app also covers practitioners of alternative therapies, homoeopathy and ayurveda.

"Our new launch is strongly aligned with our core goal of enabling our users to take informed decisions for effective healthcare," said founder Prashant Tandon.

"We want to connect fragmented healthcare ecosystems to give patients a one-stop m-health solution and for this we are continuously developing new products," he said. - IANS