Medical education minister Ramachandra Gowda has said that the Karnataka government will take measures to amend the Transplant Act to encourage organ donation.
"We want to be on par with Tamil Nadu, which is one of the leading states in transplantation. The amendments will facilitate and encourage voluntary donation and cadaver transplantation," Gowda said after inaugurating the Liver, Pancreatic Disorders and Multi-Organ Transplantation Unit and a liver ICU at BGS Global Hospitals.
AdvertisementDr Mohamed Rela, hepatobilary, pancreatic and liver transplant surgeon, said that the move was welcome, but added that lack of awareness and steep costs were the main hurdles for organ donation in the country.
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