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Nitish Kumar expresses will for eye donation on International Organ Donation Day

ANI  |  Patna (Bihar) [India] 

on Sunday announced his will to donate his eyes, saying a proactive campaign should be launched for organ donation across nation.

"The way in which the campaign was carried out for the prohibition of liquor, there is a need to run a similar vibrancy for the donation of eyes and other organs," Kumar said here on the occasion of International Organ Donation Day.

He added that by December 2017, all the medical college hospitals in the state along with the eye hospitals will have an eye for donation.

"A lot has been achieved in the health sector. Today, around 11 thousand people come to hospitals for treatment every month," he asserted.

Speaking on the flood issue, the Chief Minister said that due to heavy rain in and rise in water level in Tapti and Mahananda rivers, Northeastern is flooded.

"I have been taking stock of the ongoing situation and have requested for the deployment of Army, Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams at work.

I have also spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley," Kumar added.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister tweeted, "Spoke to CM @NitishKumar and discussed the flood situation in the state. The NDRF teams have already reached the affected areas. The Centre is rushing additional NDRF teams to to help the ongoing rescue &relief operations in the flood affected region of the state."

Following the relentless rain in Nepal, now is under a threat of facing the danger of flood.

An alert has been sounded by the state administration as the river was flowing above the danger mark of Kosi belt.

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and are facing major flood problems caused by the rivers flowing from to India.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 15:42 IST