Law on Transplantation
The draft law “On transplantation of human organs and tissues” is actively discussed in social networks, in society. The bill was developed on the initiative of the Ministry of Health in in cooperation with the Central Council of the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Adolat” within the framework of the implementation of the Strategy of Actions.
What is the purpose of this bill? Are domestic doctors ready to carry out complicated organ transplant operations?
This issue was addressed during the roundtable discussion at the Tashkent Institute for the Advanced Training of Doctors. The meeting was organized by the Central Council of the SDP “Adolat”, the faction of the party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the Ministry of Health, and the Tashkent Institute for Advanced Training of Doctors. It was noted that the absence of such a normative legal act is proving to be a deterrent to the development of the health-care sector in Uzbekistan.
“The draft law (bill) is aimed at the legal regulation of the issues of transplantation of human organs and tissues, the development of a clinical discipline of transplantology in the country,” - said member of this faction, deputy of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis Muharram Dadakhodjaeva.
“Its adoption will create a legal basis for the transplantation of human organs. Developers studied foreign practices in this field, took into account the recommendations of the World Health Organization. Currently, the bill is widely discussed in medical institutions of the regions, medical universities.
The group of developers of the bill included specialists from the ministries of health, internal affairs, justice and other interested departments.”
“Around the world, kidney and liver transplant operations are commonly performed,” - said Ulugbek Yuldashev, chief transplantologist of the country. “The patients suffering from kidney failure have two ways out: either go for hemodialysis, or decide on an organ transplant operation. The introduction of such treatment in our country requires special legislative consolidation (requirements) of the living organ donation. Therefore, the development and adoption of the relevant law is rather pressing today.
There are qualified transplant specialists in the country involved in kidney and liver transplantation. We will attract foreign colleagues for the exchange (share) of experience.