Nepal | July 18, 2019

MoH to start liver transplantation

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, December 2

Minister of Health Gagan Thapa had earlier vowed to start liver transplantation in the country within six months after his appointment as health minister.

As such, the Ministry of Health has now decided to start liver transplantation in the country with the aid of foreign expertise.

Officials said Human Organ Transplantation Regulation-2073 paved the way for liver transplantation in the country.

The new law will now allow the receiving of eight organs such as kidneys, lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, small intestine as well as corneas and skin from a brain dead person.

According to an estimate, approximately 3,000 people suffer from kidney failure, 1,000 from liver failure and about three million suffer from diabetes, as well as numerous heart and lung diseases in Nepal.

A version of this article appears in print on December 03, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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