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Father donates minor son’s eye in Odisha

19/03/2021 at 11:37 AM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 19: A bereaved father donated his minor son’s eye after his death in Bhubaneswar.

The benevolent father, Kanan Jena, is a native of Rameswar Patna under Srilingaraj police limits in Bhubaneswar city.

Sources said, Kanan’s son Nikhil Jena (13) drowned to death in the Kuakhai river on March 14 while he was taking bath in the river with friends.

However, Kanan decided to donate his son’s eye in order to conserve his departed son’s memory for good.

Accordingly, the organ donation wing of Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar  took off Nikhil’s eyes followed by a surgery.

As of now, the eyes have been conserved in the hospital. They will be transplanted with visually impaired soon.

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