19 Nov, 2014 @ 09:30
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India turns to Spain to improve its organ donor infrastructure

INDIA’S health services are looking to Spain to develop their organ donor infrastructure.

Spain’s Health Minister Ana Mato Adrover is set to sign a pact with the Indian government to teach Indian surgeons and health authorities the best organ transplant practices.

Spain has the world’s highest percentage of organ donors – 35.3 per million – and is a pioneer in the field.

On a visit to Madrid, Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Spain’s organ infrastructure ‘offers a perfect model from which we can borrow’.

He added: “I would like our own National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation to have the same high standards as Spain’s and I am grateful that the Spanish Health Minister has offered full technological assistance.”

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