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Saturday, January 16, 2021

    MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi Pledges To Donate His Organs

    Guwahati: Rupjyoti Kurmi, a Congress legislator, who represents Mariani constituency in Assam’s Jorhat district, on the occasion of his 42nd birthday has pledged to donate his organs and contribute Rs 1 lakh from his salary requesting Assam government to purchase an air-ambulance.

    “I have seen many deaths in my life till now…right from losing my parents to the deaths of a number of people in my constituency. As per every religion, after a person expires, the soul leaves the body and the body is either cremated or buried. Instead of doing that, we can donate our bodies for the greater interest of humanity. If my organs and eyes can give life to someone, then why not…,” Kurmi said.

    The legislator pledged to donate his body for medical research and education and his eyes to the Jeuti Eye Bank at the Chandraprabha Eye Hospital in Jorhat.

    Kurmi also wrote to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal requesting him to procure air ambulances. He mentioned that owing to non-availability of air ambulances, a patient in need doesn’t receive organs on time in Assam.

    It may be recalled, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and National Health Mission, Pijush Hazarika has also pledged to donate his eyes. While inaugurating ‘Project Vision’ of Drishti Netralaya in Dibrugarh on June 26th, 2019, Hazarika announced that his eyes may be used after his death.


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