Mangaluru, Nov 24, 2017: An informative programme on mental health and eye donation was held at the Press Club on November 24, Friday.
Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer M R Ravi inaugurated the programme by accepting an eye donation registration form.
In his address, he said already a total of 7,670 eye donors have been identified and that it has been targeted to identify 10,000 donors by the year end.
District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Ramakrishna Rao who presided over the function spoke on the importance of eye donation and the procedure of eye donation pledge. He also gave information on the treatment facilities available for mental patients under the District Mental Health Programme.
Jagannath Shetty Bala, President of District Working Journalists Association, also spoke on the occasion. Dr Srinivas Bhat, psychiatrist at K S Hegde Medical College was the resource person. District Leprosy Control Officer and District Mental Health Programme Officer Dr Ratnaker was also present.