Organ transplant to get a major boost in Rajasthan
The Chief minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Ashok Gehlot allocated Rs. 14,533 crores to the health sector for developing infrastructure, enhancing human resources, improving delivery of services, and reducing out-of-pocket expenditure. This year, apart from focusing on Nirogi Rajasthan scheme, the state government has given impetus to the organ transplant programme.
As of now, Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, Jaipur has facilities for organ retrieval from brain dead patients. Now, the state government will develop organ retrieval centres in Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner. Also, Jodhpur’s Mathuradas Mathur hospital has been authorised for organ transplant. Mr. Gehlot has also proposed a surgical gastroenterology department for developing liver transplant facility in SMS Hospital. For this purpose, the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi.
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