The election year in Rajasthan is enabling augmentation to the state's Health policy, thereby providing additional services esecially in the Chiranjeevi Health Scheme.
Subsequent to the Union Health Ministry removing the domicile clause for organ transplant patients, now organs recipients can do cross state organ registration. Patients above the age of 65 yrs can seek organs from outside their state as well. The Rajasthan government has additionally allowed those covered under the Chiranjeevi scheme to get organ transplant done in any part of the country and the treatment will be covered under the scheme limit. Currently, the Chiranjeevi scheme permits lung, bone marrow, heart, liver and kidney trasnsplant in state hospitals only.
Individuals covered under the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance scheme will receive expensive medical treatment including cochlear implants, organ transplants, and bone marrow for free. Transplantation of organs like Lungs, Bone Marrow, Kidney, Heart, Liver will be done at empanelled hospitals under the Chiranjeevi Scheme. Likewise, all medical colleges will be transformed into centres for organ retrieval.
Additionally, noting that some states have been charging fees ranging from Rs 5,000 to 10,000 for registering such patients, the Union Health Ministry has requested that they refrain from doing so, claiming that doing so is against the provision of the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014.
To develop standard registration requirements, the Union Health Ministry is consulting with the states. Patients seeking help from any state other than their native state will benefit from this. The NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation) has made the required adjustments to the rules, including doing away with the registration fee for anyone planning to register for an organ.