588 people under Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health insurance Scheme to undergo organ transplantation

  • On September 5, 2008, during the tenure of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, the Government of Tamil Nadu launched the Tamil Nadu made brain death certification mandatory in 2008 and also launched the brain death organ donation scheme.
  •  Since then, the organization has been registered as an Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (TATN).
  • Tamil Nadu is the capital of India in organ transplantation. Tamil Nadu has received the Central Government’s award for the best state in organ donation six times in a row.
  • August 13- World organ donation day.

‘Vidiyal App’

  • For the first time in India, organ donation registration system is currently being implemented through a fully automated app called Vidiyal.
  • Similarly, under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, organ transplantations are performed in government and private hospitals.
  • As many as 588 people have received health insurance under this scheme. Each of them will get a maximum of Rs. 10,000 for treatment.
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