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BJP MLA from Goa pledges to donate his organs in IMA campaign

PTI
Published : Jun 12, 2017, 2:29 pm IST
Updated : Jun 12, 2017, 2:29 pm IST

IMA's senior member Shekhar Salkar said, with the MLA coming forward for organ donation, other people followed his footsteps as well.

The legislator, Rajesh Patnekar, and others took the pledge at a function in his Bicholim constituency on Sunday. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The legislator, Rajesh Patnekar, and others took the pledge at a function in his Bicholim constituency on Sunday. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Panaji: BJP MLA Rajesh Patnekar has pledged to donate his organs along with 80 others as a part of a campaign launched by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

The legislator and others took the pledge at a function in his Bicholim constituency on Sunday.

"IMA's Goa branch has started a drive for creating awareness about organ donation. An online initiative has also been launched on our website," IMA's senior member Shekhar Salkar said.

He said Patnekar was "impressed with the initiative and willingly agreed to register as a donor."

"That was a great surprise for us. When the MLA came forward, people too followed him," Salkar said.

Salkar said IMA has also made a presentation to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar urging the government to formulate a proper procedure for setting up a licensing authority to harvest organs.

Tags: bjp mla, indian medical association (ima), organ donation, manohar parrikar
Location: India, Goa, Panaji