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Organ transplant: SMS Hospital in Jaipur to make recipient pay for organs

The cost will be a lot higher when the transplant takes place through a private hospital. The state government has specified rates for the transplant of heart, liver, kidney and lungs that are donated to the SMS Hospital.

June 2, 2018, 10:12 am

SMS Hospital

Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital

Jaipur: Recipients will have pay up to Rs 2 lakh for organs donated to SMS Hospital in Jaipur for transplant. The cost will be a lot higher when the transplant takes place through a private hospital. The state government has specified rates for the transplant of heart, liver, kidney and lungs that are donated to SMS Hospital. “Cadaver transplant is an expensive process which increases financial burden on SMS Hospital. The recipients will pay nominal charge when the transplant takes place at SMS Hospital, but they will need to pay the full expense of the donation and transplant process if the transplant takes place at a private hospital,” a SMS Hospital administration officer said. Here are the chares of organ transplant determined by the hospital administration: If the transplant takes place at SMS Hospital Heart transplant: Rs 25,000 Liver transplant: Rs 50,000 Lung transplant: Rs 25,000 Kidney transplant: Rs 25,000 --------------------------- If the transplant takes place at a private hospital outside Rajasthan Heart transplant: Rs 2 lkah Liver transplant: Rs 2 lakh Lung transplant: Rs 1 lakh Kidney transplant: Rs 1.50 lakh --------------------- If the transplant takes place at a government hospital outside Rajasthan or a private hospital in Rajasthan Heart transplant: Rs 50,000 Liver transplant: Rs 1 lakh Lung transplant: Rs 50,000 Kidney transplant: Rs 70,000 Many however believe that the organ transplant costs determined by the hospital administration are very low because private hospitals make recipients pay up to Rs 50 lakh for transplants. While the doctors at SMS Hospital are conducting liver, lung and kidney transplants, a heart transplant is yet to take place at this biggest hospital of the state.

First published: May 28, 2018