West Bengal turns a new leaf in organ transplants

West Bengal is turning a new leaf with respect to organ transplant – the state is making massive improvements in the infrastructure for the procurement and transplantation of different organs from dead bodies in the state-operated hospitals.

At the same time, a set of rules is being encoded for keeping an eye on such transplants in private hospitals as well.

The state government has planned the creation of a State Organ and Tissue Transplant Centre. It will come up either at RG Kar Medical College or at NRS Medical College in Kolkata. Also, a separate cell is being at up at Swasthya Bhawan to promote cadaveric transplants in the state.

Besides these measures, a 21-member committee is also being set up by the state health department to monitor all aspects of such transplants in the private hospitals of West Bengal.