From Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The North East Blood Bank (NEBB) here has made a fervent appeal to the people of North East India either working or studying in New Delhi to come forward to donate blood voluntarily.
Considering the haplessness of NE people in arranging blood for any reason, the Helping Hands had conceived the idea of NEBB and set up it in 2016 to make blood easily available only for them on submission of authentic residential proof.
The request for blood has been made by Helping Hands founder-chairman Robin Hibu as requests have been pouring in to the NEBB at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the NE people cannot afford to buy unlike rich people.
Even affluent NE people are not given blood but basically poor students, those working in private sectors like spas, BPOs, malls, sales boys or girls in malls and shops, chowkidars, teachers in private schools, struggler musicians, maids, abandoned females and her fatherless children, pastors, priests, tour operators, bartenders, tutors, those working in hospitality sector and doing petty Govt jobs.
Request of many powerful people for blood have been turned down, but regrettably many from Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya have been begging for blood though regrettably hardly few from those states came forward to donate blood despite repeated pleas, said Hibu, present Delhi Police special commissioner, after donating blood for 17 times (in pic).
Helping Hands has tied up with Delhi NGOs and blood donors associations to facilitate 24-hour blood donation during emergency cases in many hospitals except Govt, he said, adding anyone sending sms or whatsapp message to 9810083486 (NEBB in-charge) gets response.
However, playing the role of a savior the Helping Hands has tied up with 56 private hospitals, including famous Medanta and Ganga Ram, for offering treatment at concessional rates between 20% to 50% for poor NE people only, which has been immensely benefitting them as they never used to think of treatment in such hospitals, meant mainly for rich classes of India.