Chief secy, health secy sign in will to donate eyes

July 19, 2013

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chief Secretary, Lilamani Poudyal, and Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Pravin Mishra have signed will to donate eyes, posthumously.

During the programme organized by the Organ Transplant Center, Bhaktapur, on the occasion of the First Health Service Day, at the premises of the Ministry of Health and Population, as many as 60 persons including Chief Secretary Poudyal, Secretary Mishra, RSS correspondent Bishnu Nepal, and journalist Balaram Pyasi, among others, signed the will for donating eyes, posthumously. 

Organ transplantation in the country was made legal since last year and as many as 350 people have already signed the will once the Organ Transplantation Act was brought into effect.

Minister for Health and Population, Rajendra Mahato, had already declared his intention for organ transplantation and signed the document.

The Ministry has established a separate organ transplant center in Bhaktapur after the successful transplantation of kidneys at Bir Hospital. The centre has started the service and successfully transplanted the human organs to two people so far.

"Organ transplantation is a sacred work, it could give new life and exhilaration to us," said Dr. Pukarchandra Shrestha, Chief of the Department of Kidney Transplantation, Bir Hospital, and Chief of the Centre.

Published on 2013-02-27 13:25:32

Source: MyRepublica