The Telangana government has constituted two Authorization Committees on Human Organ Transplantation for the State of Telangana. The committees will look after the transplantation of Kidney and Liver.
The Director of Medical Education (DME) of Telangana will be the chairman of the two committees. The Principal Secretary of Medical, Health and Family Welfare Department A. Santi Kumari issued orders to this effect.
Each committee will have two members. While the Authorization Committee for Kidney Transplantation will have a nephrologist and a urologist from a Government teaching hospital as its members, the Committee for the Transplantation of Liver will have a surgical gastroenterologist and a medical gastroenterologist as its members.
The committee was constituted following a letter by the DME requesting the state government for the constitution of Telangana Authorization Committee of Human Organs (Kidney and Liver) Transplantation for the State of Telangana under sub-section (4) of section 9 of the Telangana Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1995 (Act 24 of 1995).