Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A

Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

 

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2731

ANSWERED ON 09.12.2011

 

CADAVER ORGAN DONATION

 

2731. Shri PARTAP SINGH BAJWA

 

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

 

(a) the percentage of cadaver organ donations taking place in the country;

 

(b) whether the Ministry and public health bodies have undertaken any programmes to bring awareness and encourage cadaver organ donations; and

 

(c) if so, the details alongwith the achievement made as result thereof?

 

ANSWER

 

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTR OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

 

(a): Health being a State subject, data is not maintained centrally.

 

(b) & (c): The 6th World and first Indian Organ Donation Day were celebrated last year i.e., November, 2010. The 2nd Indian Organ Donation Day was organised at AIIMS, New Delhi on 28th November, 2011 to emphasize and spread the message of Organ Donation among the public. Organ donation awareness workshops have been held at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pudducherry, Kolkata and Ahmedabad during 2011 for increasing the awareness among the public for organ donation. 

Lok Sabha and Organ Donation