By writer to www.newindianexpress.com
CHENNAI: A complete of 97 organs had been harvested from 27 donors throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for organ transplant surgical procedures in Tamil Nadu, mentioned Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami in an announcement.
The CM mentioned he was overwhelmed to notice that the State topped the organ donations within the nation for the sixth consecutive yr. Well being Minister C Vijayabaskar acquired award for the feat throughout the 11th Indian Organ Donation Day celebrations organised by the Union Well being Ministry in New Delhi on November 27.
“I thank all of the medical doctors from each the federal government and personal hospitals for serving to Tamil Nadu to attain this feat,” the Chief Minister mentioned. Palaniswami added that the State not simply excelled in organ transplants but additionally in total healthcare system.
“The Bilateral Hand Cadaveric surgical procedure (hand transplant) on a Dindigul native on the Stanley Medical Faculty Hospital was the primary ever to be finished within the nation,” the CM famous, including that beneath the Chief Minister’s Well being Insurance coverage Scheme, as much as `25 lakh is being provided for organ transplant surgical procedures.
He added that immunosuppressants medicines for individuals who underwent organ transplant too had been provided at no cost within the State. “A complete of 8,245 organs have been harvested from 1,392 donors,” the Chief Minister mentioned. He additionally mentioned the State was main in creating consciousness about organ transplants as nicely.