For the third consecutive year, Tamil Nadu was awarded for the highest number of transplants in any state across the country. The state holds a record of 5,953 organ donations from 1,059 organ donors across Tamil Nadu.
The recognition came from National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (Notto) and the Union health ministry after the state reported the maximum number of organ donations and performed maximum organ transplantations. State health minister C. Vijaya Baskar and health secretary J. Radhakrishnan received the award at a ceremony in New Delhi on Monday presented by minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare Anupriya Patel in the presence of Union health minister J.P. Nadda.
The health minister thanked Notto and the Union health ministry for their support. The health minister also stated that efforts of the government to encourage organ transplantations will be continued under Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
Under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, the government sanctions up to Rs 35 lakh for transplantation, The Deccan Chronicle reported the minister as saying.