The state government of Haryana announced on 14 December 2017 that it would establish an organ and tissue transplant organisation (SOTTO) at the Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak.
The proposal was approved by the state’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who directed the officers concerned to establish the organisation by 31 January 2018. Through this effort, the government aims to promote organ donation in the state.
Besides this, Khattar also approved an annual outlay of Rs 88.90 lakh, including recurring and non-recurring expenditure, for the organisation.
The PGIMS, which is a tertiary care health institute, has designated a nodal officer for the project.
The Post Graduate Medical Sciences institute, PGIMS, along with other government, government-aided and private medical colleges in Haryana would work towards creating public awareness about organ donation.
This would be done by asking people to take a pledge to donate organs, motivate family members to allow organ donation of a deceased and identify and notify brain deaths and inform hospitals about availability of organs.