National organ transplant body soon in Kerala

The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) will be formed in Kerala by the Centre, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsha Vardhan informed.

“NOTTO will act as an apex centre for coordination and networking for procurement and distribution of organs and tissues, and registry of organ and tissue donation and transplant in the country,” Vardhan said.

He also handed over the Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplants award to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at a function organised.

Amrita hospital is known for having successfully conducted two hand transplants for the first time in South Asia.

“This function is one of the most inspiring events that I have ever attended as the meeting exemplified the contribution of everyone in society to make the organ donation drive a success,” added Vardhan.

Actor Mohanlal also attended the function.

“I have always been part of Amrita family and am very happy to be associated with the organ donation movement,” he added.


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