The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Human Organ Transplantation Act 1994 (Amendment Act 2011) through a government resolution.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang moved the government resolution in the House.
The Act was passed by Parliament which received the assent of the President on July 8, 1994, and September 27, 2011, respectively.
In a statement on the resolution, Libang explained that it is important to pass laws that regulate the removal, preservation and transplantation of human organs for medical purposes and prevent trade in human organs.
“Adoption of this Act will be our first step towards creating suitable infrastructure for implementation, capacity building of hospital staff and doctors, advocacy for promoting deceased organ and tissue donation, conduct IEC for bringing awareness among the general public and establishing national networking and registry,” Libang said
Presently, there are more than 21 states and Union Territories in the country where the establishment of regional and state organ and tissue transplant organizations have been initiated after the adoption of the Act in their respective states.
Subsequently, the House adopted the motion by voice vote.