Commemorative stamp on liver transplant

Commemorative stamp on celebrating 15 years of India's first successful Liver Transplant

PUNE:The department of posts, ministry of communications and IT has brought out a commemorative postage stamp on liver transplantation in India. The stamp was released today by the minister for communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of member postal service board, SK Sinha and chairman, Apollo Hospitals group Prathap C Reddy who pioneered liver transplantation in India. Sanjay Kandaswamy, the patient who underwent the first successful liver transplantation in India in 1998 was also present on the occasion and minister was delighted to see him hale and hearty.

The press information bureau statement stated that Prasad speaking on the occasion observed that organ transplant including liver transplant is a super speciality area of operation though a lot needs to be done to make organ transplant low cost and affordable and exhorted medical community to explore the possibility of public private partnership in this respect.

The minister talked about developing digital infrastructure and associating it seamlessly with health care to make available latest health facilities inclusive and accessible to the common man. He also spoke at length about the people oriented initiatives of the government and cited examples from my gov. and Jana dhana Yojana which have galvanised people's cooperation and involvement in the schemes dedicated to their development and progress.