Wednesday 5 November 2014


The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT has brought out a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Liver Transplantation in India.The Commemorative Postage stamp on Liver Transplantation in India was released today by the Minister for Communications &IT and Law &Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Member Postal Service Board, Shri S.K.Sinha and Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group Dr. Prathap.C.Reddy who pioneered liver transplantation in India.Sanjay Kandaswamy, the patient who undergone first successful liver transplantation in India in 1998 was also present on the occasion and minister was delighted to see him hale and hearty.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister spoke about release of a commemorative postage stamp as mission statement of recognition of extraordinary initiatives by extraordinary people endowed with extraordinary talent. He observed that organ transplant including liver transplant is a super speciality area of operation though a lot needs to be done to make organ transplant low cost and affordable and exhorted medical community to explore the possibility of public private partnership in this respect.

The minister talked about developing digital infrastructure and associating it seamlessly with health care to make available latest health facilities inclusive and accessible to the common man. He also spoke at length about the people oriented initiatives of the government and cited examples from my gov. and Jana dhana Yojana which have galvanised people’s cooperation and involvement in the schemes dedicated to their development and progress.

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