Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2407
ANSWERED ON 23.08.2013
ORGAN RETRIEVAL BANKING ORGANIZATIONS
2407 . Shri BAIJAYANT PANDA
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) the total number of Organ Retrieval Banking Organizations (ORBOs) currently operational in the country;
(b) whether the Government has any plans to set up more ORBOs in the country during the 12th Five Year Plan;
(c) if so, the details thereof along with the funds allocated for the purpose, State/ UT-wise; and
(d) if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)
(a) to (d): Health being a state subject, such information is not maintained centrally. It is for the states to set up ORBOs in the states concerned.
However, one Organ Retrieval Banking Organization is functional at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
Further, work for setting up of a National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization including National Bio-material Centre has already been initiated at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.