The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 (Amendment Act 2011) on Thursday to create a sufficient framework for organ donation in the state
The State Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang moved the resolution.
The act was adopted by a government resolution passed by vote and assent of all legislatures present on the final day of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Session.
The adoption of the Act, according to the Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister, was necessary to govern the removal, storage, and transplantation of human organs for medicinal purposes, as well as to prevent commercial deals in human organs.
Parliament passed the Act, which got the President’s assent on July 8, 1994 and September 27, 2011, respectively.
There are currently more than 21 states and Union Territories in the country where regional and state organ and tissue transplant organisations have been established following the passage of the Act in their respective jurisdictions.