The Kasturba Hospital organised an awareness programme on organ donation and transplantation for the doctors of Udupi here on the eve of the World Kidney Day.

The objective of the Wednesday's programme was to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation that could save many ailing patients, according to a release by the hospital. Medical Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital R.R. Pulgaonkar said that Kasturba Hospital was equipped with medical/nursing support, and other logistics support for transplantation.

Arun Chawla, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Specialist at Kasturba Hospital, spoke.