The life of Malkit Singh was cut short when he was admitted to PGIMER in an extremely precarious condition due to head injury on account of fall on April 27. Around 11.35 pm on Sunday, Singh was declared brain-dead.
India has seen a 10-fold increase in its organ donation consent rates over the last decade as a result of sustained public awareness programmes, policy initiatives, and multi-stakeholder collaboration, the findings reveal.
Notably, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) has made it mandatory for the states to have their own panels so that the organs and tissues are collected scientifically from donors and provided to patients.
On Sunday, a team of surgeons, including Dr Anvay Mulay, head of cardiac transplant team, and senior consultant Dr Rakesh Pai harvested the heart and liver from the deceased. A green corridor was created to transport the organs from the hospital to airport and other hospitals.
PGIMER is the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization(ROTTO) for the north Indian states and is also reporting to National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO)- a national level organization under the health ministry to promote organ donation.