Kidney Transplant in PGI Rohtak
Ravinder Malik, Chandigarh : The people in Haryana were waiting for a renal transplant facility in the state for a long time and In this series, their wait seems to be coming to an end as the state government has announced to start the kidney transplant in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences ( PGIMS) Rohtak this year.
It is pertinent to mention that the patients suffering from kidney failure and waiting for kidney transplant, used to visit the neighbouring state namely Delhi, the National capital and Chandigarh, the state capital and Union Territory (UT), which resulted in huge treatment expenditure and lot of burden for the family members of the concerned patients as well as for them.
It is worth stating that after the starting of this is most likely to benefit the patients suffering from kidney disease and being considered a milestone in the arena of health facilities in the state so far after it gets kicked off. Divulging the information pertaining to the same, the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that the state government is leaving no stone unturned to provide the best facility to the patients and kicking off the new transplant facility.
1500 patients were in a queue for organ transplant from Haryana
There are a lot of patients who require multiple organ transplants in Haryana and according to the information made available by National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization in a reaction to an RTI ( NOTTO) , what came to fore is that more than 1500 patients were in a queue for organ transplant from Haryana.
Out of these, nearly 1100 patients were waiting for organ transplant to be followed by nearly 300 for liver, 60 for heart and around 10 for liver respectively. So it has been more than a period of 8 months and the number of patients in a queue for kidney transplant is likely to rise.
Apart from this, in absence of a kidney transplant facility, the patients of Haryana are continuously visiting the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh which clearly indicates the ongoing scenario.
As many as 2589 patients stand in a queue for kidney transplant in the aforesaid health institute and among these, Punjab is on the top with 1013 patients waiting for organ transplant to be followed by Himachal Pradesh and Haryana with 460 and 417 patients. Thus, more than 15 percent of the patients registered in the PGIMER, Chandigarh for renal transplant hail from Haryana requiring the state government to start this health facility as soon as possible.
It is a noticeable fact that the (NOTTO) works under the Union ministry of health and family welfare as it functions as the apex centre for all India activities of coordination and networking for procurement and distribution of organs and tissues as well as registry of organs and tissue donation and transplantation in the country.