Mumbai: To increase awareness about cadaver organ donation, the State government has decided to introduce an incentive scheme for donors and their families.
The State government finalised to offer free medical treatment to family members of the organ donors. Under the incentive scheme, some health services will be available to organ donors’ families at government hospital and medical colleges.
Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister, announced that the scheme has been introduced by the government and it will create awareness among the people about cadaver donation.
“Immediate family members of donors can receive free medical check-ups and free medical treatment for various diseases,” said Mahajan.
“There will be a health scheme card for the donor’s family and they can avail treatment with out paying,” said the officer from the medical health department.
“There is a huge organ supply-demand gap, and it can be bridged only through awareness. Such schemes will help to reduce the waiting list,” said Mahajan.
“As apart of the movement, all gram panchayats will pass a resolution of cadaver donation in their village.
“On August 29, a special gram sabha will be organised in every village where all villagers will take an oath of cadaver donation and will also fill the form about it,” said Mahajan.
“The government is further contemplating to provide free education to children from the family of the donor. We requested to school education department and the minister to think about it,” said
“We also requested the transport minister to consider providing free travel facility to family members of the organ donor,” he further said.