Details Of Kidney Donors To Be Linked With Aadhaar: Maharashtra Minister

PALGHAR:  Details of kidney donors will be linked to their Aadhaar card in a bid to bring transparency in kidney donation across Maharashtra, state Health Minister Deepak Sawant today said.

“To bring transparency in kidney donations across Maharashtra, the details of the donors will be linked to the Aadhaar card. With this, no person can be cheated,” the minister, who visited various government hospitals in the district, told reporters.

The move follows bust of an alleged kidney transplantation racket at the Mumbai-based Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital.

Mr Sawant, who is from Shiv Sena, said a meeting has been convened in Mumbai tomorrow where the issue of setting up a special committee for bringing in transparency in kidney transplantation will be discussed.

With regard to issues faced by hospitals and patients, he said a review meeting would be held soon in which shortage of medical staff and doctors would be discussed.