IMA for relaxing changes in Organ Transplant Act

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Chandigarh, Jun 18 (UNI) The Chandigarh chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will work for relaxing changes in the Organ Transplant Act, to make it more flexible accommodating and caring towards the needs of the patients who are in dire need of such transplants.

Addressing a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club here today, Dr Zora Singh, President, IMA Chandigarh State Branch, felt that the illegal organ transplant is driven by the huge gap in demand and supply equation and it could only be addressed by making changes in the provisions of Human Organ Transplant Act of 1994.

'' The changes will not only be patient savvy but will also dissuade unscrupulous persons into the racket of organ trade,'' he added.

Dr Singh said IMA would also like to bridge the gap between the doctor and the patient created by the Consumer Protection Act and work for better relationship between the two.

The IMA would like UT administration to emulate Andhra Pradesh where assault on hospital staff has been made a non-bailable offence.

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