Rajasthan Deceased Organ Donation and Transplant Program - Stakeholders Meeting & Brain Death Symposium

Updated on Monday, December 15, 2014
  • On 6th December 2014, a  Stakeholders  Meeting  was  organized  at Library Seminar Hall SMS Medical College, Jaipur by the Govt. of Rajasthan  and  MFJCF  to prepare a  roadmap  towards  deceased  Organ Donation and Transplant  Program in the state , to discuss the requirement of new Government Orders pertaining to this act, inauguration of web registry, organ allocation policies and procedures and registration of Non Transplant Organ Retrieval Centres .


    Chief Guest:     Honorable Health Minister Sh. Rajendra Rathore    


    Esteemed Guests:  

    Dr Christopher Barry, Transplant Consultant to the Govt. of Rajasthan

    Sh. B L Meena, Director Medical Health

    Dr Subhash Nepalia, Principal & Controller SMS Medical College & affiliated hospitals

    Sh.   Rajeev Arora, President Jaipur Citizen Forum

    Smt. Bhawana Jagwani, Convener MFJCF

    Dr Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee MOHAN Foundation


    Participant Organizations: The participants included hospital heads, transplant surgeons, transplant coordinators and health representatives from across different hospitals of the state from different cities namely Bikaner, Kota, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Ganganagar such as:

    1. Narayana   Multispecialty Hospital Jaipur

    2.  Mahatma Gandhi   Hospital   Jaipur

    3.  Monilek Hospital Jaipur

    4.  Apex Hospital Jaipur

    5.  Fortis Hospital Jaipur

    6. Santokba Dulabhji Memorial Hospital Jaipur

    7. NIMS Hospital Jaipur

    8. Sony Hospital Jaipur

    9. Manipal Hospital Jaipur

    10. IBS Hospital Jaipur

    11. Spine Tower Hospital Jaipur

    12. Tagore Hospital Jaipur

    13. Metro Hospital Jaipur

    14. Kanwatia Hospital Jaipur

    15. Astha Hospital, Ganganagar


    The major stakeholder hospitals that have already registered for the deceased organ donation program with the state are Monilek, Apex, Fortis, Narayan Hrudayalaya and Mahatama Gandhi Hospital from Jaipur and Aastha Hospital from Ganganagar.


    • The programme started with the Traditional Lamp Lighting followed by the welcome by Sh.  Rajeev Arora.


    • Convener  MFJCF  Ms  Bhawana  Jagwani  took Oath   along with all present  in the hall  “In thoughts, words and deed – we will  keep  the  cause  above ourselves”


    • The proceedings started  with  a presentation  by Dr  Sunil  Shroff   on  how  to  go about  the  programme . Dr. Shroff spoke about the rise in kidney ailments due to diabetes and hypertension that in turn has pushed up the demand for kidney transplants and adding further that how cadaver transplant could resolve the problem to some extent.He said that every year in India 1.4 lakh people meet with accidents. About 60% are reported brain death among them. If all of them (brain dead) donate their organs to save other’s life, the shortage of organs can be dealt with swiftly.


    • During the meeting, the private hospital’s representatives and the government hospitals representatives held a discussion with different views on Tamil Nadu and Kerala model, which are at forefront of organ transplant. It has been decided to evolve a cadaver transplant programme on similar lines as the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Rajasthan.


    Dr Shroff shared the sharing protocol in Tamil Nadu. If the cadaver donation is reported in private hospital one kidney can go to that particular private hospital and the second one can go to the combined government and private hospital’s patients from the waiting list. The government doctors argued that the second kidney should be given to government hospitals on priority as it will benefit the poor patients. Later, it was decided that in three days, the private and government hospitals discuss the matter and reach an amicable solution to resolve the matter.


    • Health Minister Sh Rathore directed the officials of SMS Hospital to prepare a plan and step up preparation so that cadaver kidney transplant could become possible within 50 days and make arrangement for cadaver liver transplant in the hospital in 90 days. He said that the government would extend all possible support to the SMS Hospital and other stakeholders in organ transplant. He said a large number of organs could be donated by persons who were brain dead owing mainly to road accidents. The awareness has to be created so that the families of these patients are motivated enough to allow and facilitate the donation.


    • Health Minister Rajendra Rathore launched a web-registry of the recipients for organs by clicking the site of ‘Rajasthan Network for Organ Sharing’ (http://www.rnos.org). The web registry will ensure systematic organ distribution as per the waiting list of patients. The patients suffering from disease with malfunctioning organs, who require transplant, will get his name registered through a proper channel at the approved hospital for conducting organs transplant.


    • The project is   given the name NAVJEEVAN   by the NGO MFJCF.  The  posters   for  the  same  were  also  released  by  the  Chief  Guest and the esteemed  guests on the dias.


    • Sh Rajiv Arora gave vote of Thanks and motivated all to work towards the noble cause of saving lives through this programme.


    Team  MFJCF   assured  full commitment and   dedication  for  the  cause  by  coordinating  between  the  Govt. and  Private Hospitals and  by spreading  awareness  among  the masses.

    Source-Dr. Anita Hada and Dr. Muneet Sahi
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