|Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation|
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3194
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.08.2006
EXPERT COMMITTEES REPORTS ON ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
| 3194. SHRI KAILASH JOSHI
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether certain expert committees have submitted their reports to the Government regarding organ transplantation;
(b) if so, the number of such reports received along with the date of their receipt;
(c) whether the Government has taken any action to bring about necessary changes in the law with a view to end the suffering of such patients on the basis of said reports; and
(d) if not, the reasons therefor?
|THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. PANABAKA LAKSHMI)
(a) Yes Sir.
(b) The report of Transplant of Human Organs Act (THOA) Review Committee was submitted to the Government on 25th May, 2005.
(c) & (d) Among other things, the Committee recommended the creation of awareness about organ donations through Information/Education/Communication programmes and through incentives, with the objective of increasing organ availability, especially cadaver organs. Consultations with other stake holders including State Governments would be necessary on the recommendations.