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Walk for life – Fortis Malar conducts an awareness program on organ donation

Chennai,  November, 2017: Creating awareness about organ donation, Fortis Malar educated the people about the cause and importance of organ donation. The #MoreToGive campaign of Fortis Malar focused on sensitizing the region about the need of stepping up to donate organs for saving lives. Organ donation is a cause which is noble and it enriches quality of lives of the recipients, it is indeed a great moment when someone gives a gift of life at the end of his own life journey. Hundreds of citizens, including doctors, heart transplant recipients, students and all other general public took part in the walkathon on organ donation organised by Fortis Malar Hospital which flagged off from the Besant Nagar police booth.

According to current statistics, in India, the current organ donation rate is 0.5 donors per million population as compared to more than 30 donors per million in some western countries. This campaign created a greater awareness about the low rate of organ donation compared to a high rate of requirement for organ transplants in our country. Through this initiative of #MoreToGive, Fortis Malar educated people on how to save such lives and increase the Organ Donation rate in the country. This Organ Donation Walkathon was a perfect way to encourage people to save a life and pledge to donate your organs.Commenting on the awareness programme, Mr Nageswaran C K , Facility Director , Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai said, “Through this walkathon we are trying to raise awareness among people to get them involved, make a difference and take a step towards betterment of Health Care and positive change in the society as together we can save uncountable lives.”

 About Fortis Healthcare Limited : Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 368 diagnostic centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital : Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.

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