Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 5825
ANSWERED ON 11.05.2012
5825. Shri RAVINDRA KUMAR PANDEY
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has signed any agreements with the private or other organisations to promote donation of body organs in the rural areas;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the benefits achieved in Jharkhand during the last three years; and
(c) whether the Government proposes to formulate some action-plan with the international organisation in this regard to benefit maximum number of people?
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)
(a) & (b): Government has not signed any agreement with the private or other organizations to promote donation of body organs in the rural areas. However, in order to create awareness for organ donation among the general public, the 6th World and 1st Indian Organ Donation Day were celebrated in 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. In addition, regional donation awareness workshops were also organised in 2011-12 in cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, etc., through Regional offices of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for increasing the awareness among public for organ donation.
(c): No such proposal is under consideration in the Ministry.