- Maharashtra government has set up a committee to streamline the process of live donations and organ transplants in the state.
- The committee has been formed in all the 16 government medical colleges to bring the transparency in organ donation programme.
- The committee, Hospital Authorisation Committee, will scan the documents of the donor and the recipient and will grant necessary permissions for the organ transplant.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Praveen Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra, said, “A number of kidney and liver transplants are being performed in all the 16 medical colleges across Maharashtra. Ten years ago, a committee was formed by the state to look into each and every organ transplant to keep transparency. I was the head of the committee for ten years, but now we have formed the Hospital Authorisation Committee in the government hospitals.”
Dr Shingare further added, “The committee has been formed in Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gondia, Nagpur, Dhule and Solapur medical college. The committee will look into the procedure of organ donation that happens in the medical college and will submit its report to the state government every month. Also, we are in touch with 40 private hospitals to make sure that complete transparency is kept during the process of organ donation.”
While Sunil Deshpande, member of the State Level Organ Authorisation Committee, said, “The state government has taken a good decision. To make sure that there is no monetary dealing in the organ donation process, we already have state and divisional committees. Private hospitals which perform more than 25 organ transplant surgeries have a committee like this. However, no such committee is present in government hospitals.”