‘Organs of approximately 90% accident victims can be donated’
About two lakh patients suffer from kidney ailments and despite being eligible for a transplant, only about 6,000 are lucky enough to get kidney for the transplant operation, said Dr Mayank Somani, MD and CEO Apollomedics hospital in a press conference on Friday.
Sharing data for different organ transplant needs, Dr Somani said, “About two lakh patients die due to liver ailment annually and among them 10% to 15% can be saved with a transplant. In fact the need is for about 30,000 liver transplants but hardly 1,500 get an organ through transplant operation.”
Similarly, approximately over one lakh people need cornea transplant but only 25,000 are able to receive it, he said.
Organs of approximately 90% of those who die in road accidents can be donated for organ transplant but the number of actual such transplants from the deceased patients is very less, said Dr Somani.
Organ donation/transplant is removal of tissues from a living person or a brain dead patient and the same is transplanted in a patient in need, said Dr Amit Gupta of the hospital.
“If you donate portion of your liver to a patient your own liver grows back in few weeks,” said Dr Somani.
“Manufactures, and start-ups which are working on alternatives to single-use plastic have to pay more GST for raw material. Hence, the Delhi government will write to the Centre and request a reduction in GST rates,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 0.1mm of rainfall between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday. The Capital recorded 1.9mm of rainfall on Saturday and 117.2mm on Friday, making the monthly total 119.2mm so far. The normal monthly average for July is 210.6mm, said weather experts.
Monsoon elevates Adam Khan’s tomb into an emergency sanctuary for passersby (and dogs) speared by sudden showers. Perched atop a Mehrauli hillock, the monument overlooks the Qutub Minar, which appears totally bechara and defenceless in the heavy rain.
The five arrested accused have been identified as Pratap Dhakad, Hanumant Dhakad, Shyam Dhakad, Avanti Bai and Sudama Bai, said Pankaj Shrivastava, superintendent of police, Guna. They have been booked under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (prevention of atrocities) Act, added Shrivastava.
The West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed by the state’s legislative assembly on June 13 and sent to Raj Bhawan for the mandatory governor’s assent.