Last year, the nodal authority National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) decided to submit data on organ transplants from hospitals in India to the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation.

Except no one expected India to pretty much top the list in organ transplantations—second only to the US. Not private hospitals, and certainly not the Indian government.

Vasanthi Ramesh, a doctor and the director of NOTTO, had hoped that the data would get more Indians to pledge to donate organs.


Ruhi Kandhari

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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