Bhubaneswar,Dec 7 (UNI) Multi Organ Transplantation and Human&Educational Research (MOTHER), an organisation working for popularisation of the cadaveric transplantation, today urged both the state and central government to create facilities in hospitals for organ transplantation.
Mr T N Panda, the Managing Trustee of Mother said the eastern India was lagging far behind the other zones both in respect of hospital facilities and public awareness for organ donation and transplantation.
He said though on an average about two deceased donor transplantation was taking place at Mumbai, Chenai, Gujarat per month the eastern India had no such facilities.
Mr Panda urged the Orissa government to create facilities for cadaveric transplantation in all the three government medical colleges, Ispat General Hospital Rourkela and Capital Hospital Bhubaneswar and in private hospitals.
He said the need for organ transplantation arose with the rise in diabetic and high blood pressure patients.
Mr Panda also urged to arouse awareness and appreciation of the people for organ donation.