Link organ donation with NCD flexi pool fund: State to Centre

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Jaipur: Striving to make organ donation and transplantation as a prominent agenda, the state government has demanded the Centre to consider the possibility of integrating the National Organ Transplantation Programme (NOTP) with the existing flexible pool for non-communicable diseases under National Health Mission (NHM).The funds are being provided to states under NCD flexi pool through State Program Implementation Plan (SPIPs) of respective states/UTs, with the Centre to state share in ratio of 60:40.Taking the agenda forward, the state government is taking measures to make it a people-led campaign. For the purpose, the state government is reaching out to people in rural areas too and spreading awareness on organ donation. Integration of NOTP with NCD flexi pool, will help in creating more awareness among people.An organ donation awareness campaign from September 3-17 was held in which over 1.43 crore people pledged to donate their organs, the state informed the Centre while raising the demand.This integration could create synergies that would further strengthen organ donation and transplantation efforts nationwide, wrote Shubhra Singh, additional chief secretary (ACS) health, health department to V Hekali Zhimomi, additional secretary, ministry of health and family welfare.Highlighting the 14-day campaign, the health department pointed out that the state government and its stakeholders had demonstrated capacity and exhibited enthusiasm. Apart from 1.43 crore people pledged to donate their organs, organ transplantation units were established in all government and private medical colleges, 275 sensitisation programmes on organ donation were conducted in medical colleges and trauma centres, reaching 40,809 participants, said Dr SN Dholpuria, who coordinated the state-level campaign.Rallies, marathons, runs and cycle rallies were organized at 7,518 gram panchayat, block, and district levels, attracting the participation of 3.5 lakh people. An impressive 29.1 lakh students engaged in competitions held at the school, gram panchayat, block and district levels.The campaign was aimed at changing the conservative mindsets surrounding organ donation and retrieval.We also published the following articles recentlyHealth minister Mansukh Mandaviya to lead people in taking pledge for organ donation in AgraUnion Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will lead a pledge for organ donation in Agra, with around 10,000 expected to participate. He will also inaugurate a super specialty block at Sarojini Naidu Medical College and lay the foundation stone for health labs and public health units. The pledge is part of the "Seva Pakhwada" campaign, which aims to provide comprehensive healthcare coverage to all villages and towns. The campaign includes initiatives such as Ayushman cards, Ayushman Melas, and Ayushman Sabhas to ensure access to essential health services. The goal is to ensure that no one is left behind in receiving healthcare.Over 8k people take organ donation pledge in AgraUnion Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya led a pledge for organ donation in Agra, with 8,000 people participating. The government will provide financial assistance to poor people undergoing organ transplants and arrange regular check-ups for them. Mandaviya emphasized the importance of donating blood and organs, stating that it is a great service to mankind. This initiative is part of the "Seva Pakhwada" campaign, which aims to provide healthcare coverage to all villages and towns in India. In another event, Kauvery Hospital organized a running event in Trichy to raise awareness about organ donation.10 get another shot at life, thanks to organ donationIn the last two weeks, organ donations at PGI in Chandigarh have had a positive impact on the lives of 14 patients. Three donor families from Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh were involved. The organs were shared with other hospitals when there were no matching recipients at PGI. In a separate event, a half-marathon was held in Trichy to raise awareness about organ donation. Athletes who are organ recipients in Jaipur are demanding inclusion in the Divyangjan category. A study in Sweden suggests that relatives of individuals with fatty liver disease are at a higher risk of liver cancer.

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