With the launch of a new website for organ donation, patients who require organs for transplantation can now register themselves online and avail timely treatment, said health minister Rajendra Rathore on Saturday.
The minister launched a website for the cause by clicking the online site of the ‘Rajasthan Network for Organ Sharing’ http://www.rnos.org at a stakeholders’ meeting at the SMS Medical College auditorium in Jaipur.
Chairman of the Jaipur Citizen Forum (JCF) Rajiv Arora and managing trustee of Mohan Foundation Dr Sunil Shroff were also present on the occasion.
The state brand ambassador for human organ transplant Simran Sharma, who had donated a part of her liver to her father, was also present at the event.
The health minister said that the Rajasthan Deceased Organ Donation and Transplant Program, commonly known as ‘Navjeevan’ will prove to be a milestone in saving the lives of people who are in the need of organs.
Rathore categorically stated that within 50 days, the transplantation of kidneys and within 90 days, transplantation of livers will begin at the SMS Hospital in Jaipur.
He also asked officials to submit a list of all necessary equipment within three days.
The minister emphasised on the fact that a large number of organs can be donated by persons who were brain-dead. Awareness has to be created so that the families of these patients are motivated enough to allow in facilitating the process of organ donation, he said.
Dr Sunil Shroff explained that the secure online registration is for organ recipients waiting to undergo organ transplantation from various hospitals across the state. These hospitals require authorisation to undertake the transplantation of organs such as kidneys, liver, heart and lungs.
Hospitals authorised by the the Government of Rajasthan to perform deceased donor transplants are required to provide patient details via an online form in order to join the registry. Dr Shroff said that around 1.04 lakh brain deaths take place in India every year.
JCF chairman Arora said that it was indeed gratifying for the Jaipur Citizen Forum to join hands with the Mohan Foundation in making the deceased organ donation and transplant programme a reality.