Tamil Nadu, which is a pioneer in organ transplantation has bagged the Central Government Award for Organ Transplantation for the 6th consecutive time. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C.Vijayabhaskar received the award on behalf of Tamil Nadu Health Department from Union Health Minister Harshvardhan through Virtual Conferencing.
In India, the first Organ Transplant Surgery Commission was established in 2014. Donating the organs of a brain dead person can save the lives of up to eight people. Accordingly, organ transplants are performed free of cost in poor and simple people in government and private hospitals.
A maximum of Rs. 25 lakhs is provided for this through the comprehensive medical insurance scheme of the Chief Minister. In addition, immunizations required for organ transplants are provided free of charge.Tamil Nadu has become the first state in the country to monitor the welfare of patients undergoing organ transplant surgery, periodically obtaining details from the hospitals where the surgery was performed and collecting data nationally for 10 years for analysis.Tamil Nadu has set a record by developing protocols during corona infections and performing unimpeded organ transplants.
Awareness has been created among the people due to the propaganda carried out by the Government of Tamil Nadu regarding organ transplantation in Tamil Nadu. Thus, organ donation of brain dead people is also on the rise. So far in Tamil Nadu, 8,163 organs have been received from about 1382 donors.It is commendable that Tamil Nadu continues to be at the forefront of organ transplantation for the 6th consecutive year.