Fortis Hospital Organizes Bike Ride with NH4 for Creating Awareness about Organ Donation
27th November, 2016: Fortis Hospital Cunningham Road in association with NH4 Motorheads, a leading adventure and travel gear company has organized a bike ride to create awareness on organ donation. The bike ride started from the Cunningham Road at 7 am today and covered 4KM distance. It ended at Cunningham road after going through Vikasa Soudha and other prominent areas in the route. More than 30 bike riders volunteered and participated in the ride. It was flagged off by Dr. Vivek Jawali, Chairman, Department of Cardio Vascular Sciences & Chairman, Medical Advisory Council, Fortis Hospitals Karnataka.
Fortishas pioneered the cause as two of its hospitals run the largest hearttransplant program in the country. Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai has performed122 heart transplants which is maximum for any healthcare provider in Asia. FortisHospital at Mulund, Mumbai performed a record 35 heart transplants in a span oflittle over a year. Since 2012, when the FORT program was initiated, 42 organdonors from 10 Fortis hospital across the country have already donated a totalof 128 organs including 17 hearts, 33 livers, 76 kidneys, 1 lung and 1pancreas. In addition, 110 pairs of eyeshave been donated.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Vivek Jawalisaid, “Fortis Healthcare has saved many lives through organ transplant and weunderstand the need of organ donation. Therefore we have always been on theforefront of creating awareness about organ donation. But creating awarenessabout organ donation is not only governments’ or healthcare sectors’responsibility. It calls for a wider collaboration from all stakeholders of oursocial diaspora as we need to bring the pragmatic shift in the mindset ofpeople towards organ donation. We are committed in our endeavor to bring asocial and demographical inclusion for this cause and this bike ride inpartnership with NH4 Motorheads is a testimony of same.”
Speaking on the occasion Debraj, CEO &Managing Partner at NH4 Motorheads, Bangalore ‘’Adventure is all about passion,fun, excitement and risk. As an adventure group, we are very happy to joinhands with Fortis Hospital initiative on Organ Donation awareness drive for asocial cause.’’