Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar on Wednesday said a total of 11,423 patients were recorded for undergoing kidney transplant in India till December 2022.
The minister made the statement in response to a question raised by MP Rajaya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba on the floor of the ongoing budget session in Parliament on Tuesday.
Seeking information from the Union minister, Leishemba questioned whether the chronic kidney diseases among the youths below 25 years is on the rise in the Northeast (NE).
He asked whether there were any surveys or attempts made to find the reasons if there was such a rise.
He sought confirmation if many cases of Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) were detected among the young population of NE, particularly in Manipur; and whether the government would undertake a survey to find the facts behind it to save many lives and the details in this regard.
In a response, Bharati informed the House that as per a study on “health of the nation’s state India State Level disease burden” recorded in 2016, the total number of death poll due to non-communicable disease was 61.8 per cent. As per information provided by the National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC), no death poll data was recorded for Northeast under age of 25 years, she added.
She further informed the House that under Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP), the Health and Family Welfare Ministry has been providing assistance while constructing hemodialysis centers to the district hospitals and peritoneal dialysis service centers of several states and Union territories.
The ministry is also taking initiatives to avail the benefits of dialysis to various communities and under ‘one nation one dialysis’ for establishment of renal register to various states and Union territories IT dashboard (PMNDP) has been launched, she added.
Dialysis patients are being provided the benefits to register at PMNDP portals with (Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission) ABHA IDs, and the portal has been functioning across the states, she informed.