Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (MPSACS) recognized and awarded Hindustan Power for its contribution towards blood donation during the COVID19 pandemic. The Company was awarded for its exemplary work in conducting blood donation camps and donation of 694 units of blood, which was also the highest such donation from Annupur, Madhya Pradesh.
On the occasion, Shahdol Blood Bank felicitated 12 individual volunteers, 20 NGOs and Hindustan Power (Anuppur) among others for taking the initiative.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Lalit Jain, President (Thermal), Hindustan Power said, “It has always been our resolve to help the nation, especially in these challenging times. At a time, when all stakeholders around us, especially in the vicinity of our plant were fighting the Pandemic, Hindustan Power decided to step up and motivated the employees to organise a large blood donation drive that can provide immediate relief to people around us. We saw an acute shortage of blood in the reserves as the donation had stopped due to the fear in people and misconceptions and thus, this was conceived as an important campaign. The success of this large blood donation drive has inspired us to continue to launch similar initiatives in the coming times.”
Dr Sudha Namdeo, Civil Surgeon, Dist. Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, was the chief guest for the occasion and presented the certificate and award to Dr Tanveer Ahmed, CSR Dept, Hindustan Power. While appreciating the efforts she said, “Though Hindustan Power thermal plant is not in our district yet they have been supporting our blood bank regularly and providing blood units on every blood donation camp that they organize with our help.”
“World Blood Donor Day” takes place on 14 June each year. The aim is to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion. It is also important to felicitate the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems. This day also provides an opportunity to call to action to governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources and put into place systems and infrastructures to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors.