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 3959
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17.05.2006

LIVER TRANSPLANTATION


3959. SHRI VIJAY KRISHNA

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


(a) whether India is lagging far behind from other advanced countries in the field of liver transplantation;

(b) if so, whether the Government is contemplating to formulate a special action plan to make the facility of liver transplantation accessible to the common people; and

(c) if so, the details thereof?



ANSWER


THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. PANABAKA LAKSHMI)

(a) Yes Sir. As reported by ICMR , well developed facilities for liver transplantation are inadequate in India where at least two lakh people die annually from liver failure.

(b) & (c) The Government is in the process of consulting all stake holders before arriving at a plan for encouraging cadaver organ retrieval (that would include liver retrieval also).

Lok Sabha and Organ Donation