MUSCAT: Embassy of India’s Annual Ramadan Blood Donation Drive for 2023 organized in association with the Health Ministry of Oman was inaugurated today by Minister of Health of Oman H.E. Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al-Sabti.
The blood donation drive is an important initiative by the Embassy of India to help address the shortage of blood at Oman’s blood banks, usually experienced during the holy month of Ramadan. The weeklong drive is being simultaneously organized in Muscat, Salalah and Sohar.
This is the second consecutive year that the Embassy of India has organized the blood donation drive during the holy month of Ramadan. Last year’s drive was a resounding success, with an overwhelming participation of more than 1500 people contributing 1397 units of blood. This year’s drive is set to exceed expectations in terms of participation and enthusiasm.
The Hon’ble Minister of Health H.E. Hilal Al Sabti spoke to the media after the inauguration and emphasized the importance of blood donation in saving lives. He also appreciated the efforts of the Indian community in Oman for their wholehearted participation in the drive and promoting the cause of blood donation.
The Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman H.E Amit Narang said that the Indian community in Oman remains committed to supporting the health needs of the local society, especially during the holy month of Ramadan when our local Omani friends are involved in fasting and prayers.
The Embassy extends its appreciation to all the participants who generously donated blood and helped make the event a success and acknowledges in particular the support extended by Sewa International, Bahwan Engineering Group, Al Naba Group, Al Ansari Group, Al Tasnim Group, Indian Social Club branches in Salalah and Sohar, various Yoga organizations in Oman, the Indian Schools in Oman, Lulu Hypermarket, and others for making the blood donation drive a resounding success.
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