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Panel for promoting organ donation

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An Inter-Ministerial Committee headed by Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been constituted to coordinate all activities related to promotion of organ donation in the country.

Government has launched National Organ Transplant Programme. Inter alia, the programme has a provision for giving awards for organ-donationpromoting cadaver donations to institutions, doctors, transplant coordinators, and donor families.

The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) has become operational only in 2014 and is, as such, at a very nascent stage. Presently, it is functioning under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It will, alongwith Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organizations (ROTTOs) and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organizations (SOTTOs), be strengthened over a period of time.

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