July 28, 2017
Dinesh Trivedi asks a Question on organ donation and stem cells
Madam we all know that India is a very strong country and whatever we decide can be implemented. And we have seen this during the Pulse Polio (eradication programme).
At the outset the Minister, in the statement, has mentioned that this (organ donation) is a State subject; I understand. Dr Shashi Tharoor has mentioned that India has only one per million, US has 26, Spain has 36, France has 26 per million donors.
Madam, we know that this is a question of supply and demand: while demand is about 2 lakhs, supply is about 6,000. Madam, I want to ask what the progress is on the National Organ Registry?
Secondly, I would also like to compliment the Ministry for making the research on stem cells because stem cells are the future. I am aware that the live embryo research was stopped for some reason. You have restarted it, and I must compliment you. The future is stem cell, so what is the Government and the Ministry thinking about that as well?