|Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation|
|GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3959
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17.05.2006
|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?
|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).