Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh were bestowed with awards for organ donation the event was organized by NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization) of Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry (MoHFW) headed by Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare at Vigyan Bhavan.Key Points:
i.Tamil Nadu (TN) was bestowed with Best State award in cadaveric organ donation for the fifth time, Gujarat won three awards for the Best SOTTO (State Organ Tissue Transplant Organization), Best hospital and Best coordinator in the organ donation field and Madhya Pradesh (MP) won the Best SOTTO award.
ii.Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu won the Best Performing Hospital award.
iii. The 10th organ donation day was headed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and C.Vijayabaskar, Health Minister, Tamil Nadu.
iv.According to the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT), India performs second largest number of transplants in the world next to the United States of America (USA). And also India has an organ donation rate of 0.65 per million population (PMP).
About Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry (MoHFW):
Headquarters- Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi
Minister of Health and Family welfare- Harsh Vardhan