Organ transplant soon to be started at RIMS: ACS Health

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Organ transplant soon to be started at RIMS: ACS Health

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 | PNS | Ranchi


Organ transplant will start soon in the State's biggest Government hospital at Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) so that the people of the State will not have to go anywhere for organ transplant. Additional Chief Secretary Health, Arun Kumar Singh said on Monday.
The ACS Health said that all types of transplant facilities will be available in RIMS. “Along with this, all the concerned officers were instructed what can be the option regarding organ transplant in other hospitals as well. So that someone can get a new life in an accidental case,” he added.  He said this during a workshop on Road Map to Transform the Organ Donation System was organized by the Health Care Federation of India at Nepal House.
Constant awareness is being made about organ donation. Camps are also being set up at different places. Yet only 11 people in RIMS have expressed their desire for organ donation. In this, 8 people have expressed their desire to donate all their organs, while 1 donor will donate lungs and kidneys whereas 1 donor will donate lungs, kidney, heart, pancreas and liver. Apart from this, 1 donor will donate a kidney.
“Preparations are on to start kidney transplant, liver, pancreas and other organ transplant facilities in RIMS. The Organ Transplant Center of RIMS will be the 12th centre in the country, where people will be able to apply online. Interested people are also applying for organ donation by visiting the RIMS website. RIMS has got permission from the Government for this. At the same time, people are also being made aware of organ donation,” said Singh.
After the death of his mother Bhanu Gupta, RIMS Superintendent, Dr Vivek Kashyap donated her body to RIMS for the education of medical students. He had said that his father late Dr. BN Gupta also wished that his body be donated.
During the budget session of the Lok Sabha in February 2022, the MPs demanded the number of organ transplants from the Central Government and other information besides its record for the last three years. On this, the Ministry of Health had informed that in the last three years (2019-2021), the maximum number of cases of organ transplant was recorded in Delhi (4950). Apart from this, there are states like Tamil Nadu (4156) and Maharashtra (3180). States like Kerala (2479), Telangana (2329), West Bengal (1957) are also far ahead of other states in this list. In comparison, cases were registered in Himachal Pradesh (5), Uttarakhand (7), Manipur-Goa (17-17), Jharkhand (64). From which it can be understood that what is the situation regarding argon transplant here.

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