A meeting of State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) J&K was held under the chairpersonship of Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal and Dean, Govt. Medical College and Associated Hospitals Jammu at Super specialty Hospital (SSH) Jammu on Wednesday.

In the meeting, various issues related to the smooth functioning of the SOTTO J&K were discussed. The Principal GMC stressed on the need to create awareness among the masses regarding the Brain death, deceased human organ donation and allied awareness. She also exhorted for launching a concerted Information, Education and Communication campaign among the stakeholders.

It was also decided to create a dedicated website and logo for SOTTO J&K. Along with this, all the members of steering committee were apprised that SOTTO J&K is in process to register various hospitals of J&K for starting human organ and tissue transplantation with Director General of Health Services (DGHS) New Delhi.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Shazia Wafai, Sr. Regional Director, H&FW department; Ashwani Khajuria, Administrator, AHJ; Dr. Elias Sharma, HoD Urology and Nodal Officer SOTTO J&K; Dr. Sanjeev Puri, Joint Director SOTTO J&K; Dr. Harjeet Rai, Dy.MS SSH; Safina B Choudhary, Public Law Officer, GMC Jammu; Vijay Kumar, Dy. Dir Planning, Sanjay Nagri, Account Officer, AHJ and Jyoti Rokdi, AAO SSH.


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