d form IV relating to organ transplant. Not performing the required HLA tests on donor and recipients. Record –keeping was of poor standards
in these hospitals and one of them had actually falsified records. Most of these hospitals did not do the appropriate medical tests
that was innate to organ transplant, neither was any step taken to establish the relationship of the donor.
There is an acute scarcity of donors
among the relatives of the patients, due to fear and apprehensions, and the present state of increased vigilance is bound to heighten the existing dearth. The minister has, however, given assurance to safeguard the patient’s interest. It has been generally agreed upon that cadaver-based transplantation
from the brain dead is the right future strategy and must be vigorously propogated.
There is a need to regulate, strengthen and tighten the grip on the reign of affairs related to organ transplant. Measures
have been undertaken
to salvage the scenario and this has already begun to have its impact. They are -
? Stern action against erring hospital and individuals
? A letter from the nephrologists, surgeon and a hospital representative mandatory. The latter has to verify the authenticity of the documents
? Hospitals are required to present all details of the live- and cadaver-transplant taking place within their precints. Corneal transplants are exempted.
? State organ transplant authorization committee to comprise of police officials, revenue officials, NGOs, and legal experts.
? Cadaver–based transplantation to be promoted
Due to the severity of the present verification protocol there is, already, a huge reprieve from the tardiness
associated with organ transplant. Detailed and proper documentation of all the organ transplants are perhaps happening for the first time in the sPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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