Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save eight lives. In order to spread awareness of Organ donation the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Maharashtra, has decided to train doctors from the rural areas  

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

  • The doctors will be trained on how to identify brain-dead patients. And training will be given to them about organ retrieval procedure
  • The ZTCC has decided to part training in order to increase the organ donation awareness in the rural areas.

Doctors working in the far remote and rural areas are not fully aware of the procedure of organ donation. So, the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Maharashtra, has decided to train the doctors in rural areas.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Gauri Rathod, a Nodal officer of the state organ transplant programme said, “We are taking the help of NGO’s and different social organisations which work to spread awareness about organ donation. The doctors from rural areas are not aware of organ donation procedure. So, the ZTCC has decided to train these doctors.”

Shrikant Apte from the NGO Rajhans Pritisthan said, “Due to increased awareness, more and more people are coming forward to donate the organs. But, mostly the organ donation takes place in the cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, and Nagpur. There are many brain-dead patients in the rural areas. But, the doctors are not fully aware of the organ donation procedure. So, we have suggested various measures to the state government.”

The NGO’s and social organisations had a meeting with the Directorate of Health services and the ZTCC officers on Monday, June 11.