Bishnupur: Secretary People’s Resource Development Association (PRDA) Bishnupur L. Suranjoy in a press release has strongly condemned the harassment to Social Worker from Sega Road Meitram Santomba (42 years) and denial to donate blood by Asst. Professor of Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion of RIMS Dr. K. Rachandra.
Meitram Santomba was denied of donating his blood during Rakta Dhara StateWide Voluntary Blood Donation Camp organised as part of the 163 years of Sipoy Mutini (1st War of Independence) celebration at RIMS on Tuesday.
Meitram Santomba has worked in projects related with HIV/AIDS and Drugs for the welfare of the people of the state and he himself is not a drug user but Asst. Professor of Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion of RIMS Dr. K. Rachandra denied him from donating blood on the very day by harassing him and calling him a drug user, the release states.
The release further stated that since the incident, Sanatomba is now suffering from depression and problems of mentally tormented recalling the harassment using abusive languages.
The incident was very unfortunate which violates the rights of a person and moral down of a voluntary blood donor. Thus, Dr. Rachandra must stop his act of discrimination and social stigma to a person from the very moment, the release stated.