Rajasthan Road Transport Department starts a new initiative for driving license applicants
The Rajasthan Road Transport Department received a good response for its new initiative of promoting organ donation among citizens of Jaipur through the driving license. Earlier applicants were asked a question about their willingness to consent for organ donation (which was optional) when they filled in their application for a driving license. However, only 2 to 3% of the applicants tended to give a positive answer, while the rest skipped the question. Mr. Ravi Jain, Transport commissioner made the question mandatory after which almost 30% of applicants came forward to give their consent for organ donation. In July, only 3,146 out of a total of 1,19,888 applicants communicated their interest for organ donation, but this number expanded in August with the introduction of the new initiative with 26,661 out of a total 1,10,937 applicants giving their nod for organ donation. Mr. Ravi Jain stated that an ‘organ donor clause’ will appear on the driver’s license of those who give consent.
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