Indore: Govt to amend Organ Donation Act

Indore: State medical education department Vijaylaxmi Sadho said government plans to amend Organ Donation Act to ease organ donation and transplant process and put a check on organ rackets. Addressing media during foundation stone laying programme of Viral Research Diagnostic Laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College on Monday, she said Organ Donation Act, 1994, was amended only in 2011. “On last day of state assembly session, I placed a resolution to amend the Act and enhance facilities.”

Sadho said government is aware of organ rackets operating in the state and proposed amendment will put a check on them. “We will make Madhya Pradesh a better state in terms of organ donation and transplant,” she remarked. She said sample reporting of swine flu patients takes time, at present. “With this lab, patients will get report in hours and treatment can start early,” she added.

She appealed to doctors to follow professional ethics. Health facilities in remote areas are poor and patients come to doctors in Indore after covering a long distance. “Doctors must consider patients next to God,” she said and added that government is making attempts to put health services on track.

We cannot provide everything at one place

Responding to a question on difference in amount sanctioned for laboratory in Bhopal and Indore, Sadho said they cannot provide everything at one place.“State has other medical colleges too. And we have to allot budget and facilities for all,” she added.

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Indore: Govt to amend Organ Donation Act

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