PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today pledged to donate his organs (Liver and Kidney). Sawant also requested people to come forward and donate their organs.
The BJP medical cell today launched the organ donation drive for party workers in presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
“I have pledged my 3 organs, request people to come forward and pledge to donate organs,” said Sawant
He further said that in the next few days Goa Medical College (GMC) will begin liver and heart transplantation.
Recently the experts from Brain Stem Death Certification Panel Dr Sanat Bhatkar, Consultant Interventional Neurologist, GMC and Dr Rukma Kolwalkar, General Medicine, GMC performed Brain Stem Death Certification.
The kidneys were allocated as per the waiting list maintained by the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO), Goa. One kidney was allocated to a 31-year-old patient at Goa Medical College and one kidney to a 45-year-old patient at Healthway Hospital.
The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) allocated the heart to a 30-year-old patient at MGM, Chennai and liver to the Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi.
The retrieved organs were transported by 108 Ambulance in the presence of Green Corridor created by the Traffic Cell of Goa Police from the Goa Medical College, Bambolim to the Dabolim airport and to the Healthway Hospital.