Telangana state has secured the top position in the country in organ transplantation. Telangana has emerged as a model state in the country. Telangana has hold a significant position in the transplantation of organs obtained from the deceased in 2022. Organs were transplanted in 2765 patients across the country last year. Among them, the highest number of 655 organs were transplanted in Telangana.
Telangana performs one out of every four surgeries performed in the country. All of this is the result of the state government’s special attention. The Telangana government is taking massive steps to promote organ transplantation. Jeevandan’s program is being followed strictly.
It is worth noting that organ transplantation is being done chronologically for everyone and no distinction is being made between the rich and the poor in this program.
The government is treating it under the Arogya Shree scheme. Medicines used throughout the patient’s life are also covered. At present, organs are being transplanted in NIMS and Osmania Hospitals in the state. Modern facilities have been provided in these two hospitals. At the same time, steps are being taken to authenticate brain dead in medical colleges.
‘One nation, one policy’ for organ donation
The Centre is mulling developing ‘one nation, one policy’ for organ donation and transportation in the country. “The Centre has decided to do away with the domicile requirement and all the states have been informed about the same. Now the needy person can go to any state of the country and register for getting an organ and also get a transplant done. Earlier the organ donation policy of the states required the domicile of the needy person to undertake the organ donation,” said a Health Ministry source.
The source said that the Centre has decided to do away with a clause in the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation guidelines as the clause violate the Right to Life.
“Now an individual of any age can register for an organ transplant,” the source said. As per the guidelines, there is a restriction on people above 65 years from receiving organs and registering for organ donation. However, the Centre has decided to abolish this age limit. Now a person of any age will be able to register for receiving organs, the source said.
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