Kolkata, 13th October 2023: In a remarkable initiative, the Bhutanese government, in collaboration with the JIS Group, has taken a momentous step to address a critical issue faced by Bhutanese cancer patients seeking treatment at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata. Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (GNIPST) proudly becomes the first educational institution to embrace this lifesaving endeavour.
The event took place at the GNIPST college campus in the esteemed presence of H.E. DashoTashi Penjore, Royal Bhutanese Consulate General, Kuenzang Norbu, Officer, Embassy of Bhutan, Kinley Dorji, Officer, Embassy of Bhutan, Tshering Pem– Consule, Embassy of Bhutan, Abhijit Sengupta, Director, GNIPST, Thupten Tshering, Officer, Embassy of Bhutan, Ankur Chaturvedi, Associate Vice President, Emami Ltd., Milinda Bhattacharya, Deputy General Manager, Emami Ltd. and other faculties and officials from GNIPST and JIS Group
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, renowned for its unwavering commitment to patient safety and hygiene, has a strict policy of only accepting fresh blood for transfusion. This often posed a significant challenge for Bhutanese cancer patients, as they may not have relatives or family members residing in Kolkata to provide blood donations. Recognizing this dilemma, the Bhutanese government, along with JIS Group, has initiated a program to bridge this gap.
The students of GNIPST enthusiastically came forward to register themselves as voluntary blood donors for Bhutanese cancer patients at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, where, according to the records, there are 91 Bhutanese cancer patients who are in desperate need of blood transfusions. Basic eligibility criteria for the donors require them to be in the age group of 18 to 50. A QR Code has been generated, scanning which shall guide the potential donors to the application site
On this occasion, Sardar Simarpreet Singh, Director, JIS Group, said, “We are extremely happy to be a part of this noble initiative. I thus extend my plea to everyone to come forward and donate blood and be a part of a collective effort to save lives and make a significant impact on the lives of these people who are in dire need”