Inspired by actor Puneeth Rajkumar, number of people pledge to donate eyes post death

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Mysuru, November 10, 2021 (www.justkannada.in): Both the eyes of late actor Puneeth Rajkumar were donated by his family members following his untimely demise. Using modern technology eye specialists have been successful in bringing sight for four people from Puneeth’s two eyes, as reported in the media earlier. Inspired by Puneeth Rajkumar, the number of people pledging to donate their eyes after their death has increased in Mysuru.
More and more youth are rushing to pledge their eyes and giving sight to the blind. According to Dr. Chandrakala, Officer, Eye Bank, K.R. Hospital number of donors has increased. About 62 persons have registered their names in the last week. “Usually, 10 to 15 people used to register names for eye donation here earlier. But after the demise of Puneeth Rajkumar, the number of donors has increased, especially among the youth. We are trying to create awareness among more people,” she said.
She also informed that more than 200 different NGOs and companies have obtained pledge forms in Mysuru. She also thanked the family members of Puneeth Rajkumar.
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