According to official sources, the Union Health Ministry is developing a "One Country, One Organ Allocation" strategy in collaboration with the states to create standardised rules for registration, allocation, and other components of the procedure. The sources stated that a uniform policy will give a higher degree of flexibility to patients who are opting for organ transplants from deceased donors at any hospital in the country.
As per the data released by governmental sources, the overall number of liver transplants from alive donors increased from 658 in 2013 to 2,957 in 2022 and from 240 to 761 in 2022 from deceased donors, respectively.
The health ministry has already advised states to abolish the domicile requirement for registering people who want organs from deceased donors for transplant procedures as part of its efforts to strengthen the policy. Also, it has eliminated the 65-year-old age restriction for people registering to receive organs from deceased donors.
Meanwhile, the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) has made the required adjustments to the regulations, enabling patients 65 years of age and older to register for organ transplants from deceased donors.
addition, the Union Health Ministry has asked states not to charge fees for
registering such patients after observing that some were doing so in violation
of the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014. According to
official sources, the fees ranged from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000.
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Filter out the noise and nurture your inbox with health and wellness advice that's inclusive and rooted in medical expertise.
Medtalks is India's fastest growing Healthcare Learning and Patient Education Platform designed and developed to help doctors and other medical professionals to cater educational and training needs and to discover, discuss and learn the latest and best practices across 100+ medical specialties. Also find India Healthcare Latest Health News & Updates on the India Healthcare at Medtalks
Please update your details
Please login to comment on this article