SU PhD scholar to donate body for COVID-19 drug and vaccine testing

May 5, 2020


Gangtok, 04 Apr:

PhD Scholar from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Management of Sikkim University, Hemant Kumar Yadav is ready to donate his body with six other National Youth Awardees of Uttar Pradesh for COVID-19 drug and vaccine testing.

BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh, Ram NareshRawathad tweeted on 03 May announcingthe names of seven National Youth Award winners willing to donate their body for COVID-19 medicine and vaccine trials.

The list includes Hemant Kumar Yadav from Varanasi. Hemant has two brothers, one of whom is serving as a constable in the Uttar Pradesh Police. Hemant's father had worked in Banaras Hindu University.

Hemantis a recipient of the National Youth Award from the Government of India and Indira Gandhi NSS Award along with several awards from national and international agencies.

“Our doctors and scientists are constantly working to fight the novel coronavirus. In such a situation, it is our duty to cooperate with them. We cannot fight at the border for the country. But we can give our body to the coronavirus medicine and vaccine test. We want to give our body. The Government of India has given us the National Youth Award, so that we should always be ready for the country and society,” said Hemant.

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