The Minister of Health, Professor Abderrahmane Benbouzid, revealed that 223 successful kidney transplants were recorded during the year 2021, despite the cessation of medical-surgical activities due to the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister explained, this Saturday, May 14, 2022, in a speech at the scientific meeting devoted to the evaluation of organ transplantation activities at the National Institute of Public Health, that in view of the significant drop in the number cases of Covid-19 contamination, all medical and surgical activities have resumed, including the transplantation of organs, tissues and cells.
The Minister of Health added that “in application of this principle, most of the medical teams working in the field of organ, tissue and cell transplantation have started their activities and have been able to obtain in a short time results comparable to those obtained before the start of the pandemic under the supervision of the National Agency for Organ Transplantation, which was entrusted with the task of organizing. »
Benbouzid thanks the members of the National Agency for Organ Transplantation
The Minister took the opportunity of this meeting to express his thanks to all the members of the National Agency for Organ Transplantation and to all the medical teams working in the field for their efforts, noting the results they have achieved in this field by recording 223 successful kidney transplants and 334 stem cell transplants during the year 2021 despite Medical-surgical activities have been suspended due to the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health and Hospital Reform Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid said that in Health Law 85, organs are transplanted based on those listed in the registry. As for the 2018 law, adds the minister, people registered in the register can refuse to transplant their organs after their death.
The Minister of Health also indicated that those who are not registered in the register, their family can be consulted, such as the father, the mother or the wife. He added that the purpose of organ transplantation is to save the lives of other people, especially those who suffer from kidney failure.
For his part, Chaouche Hocine, director general of the National Agency for Organ Transplantation, explained that people are not used to the idea of organ transplantation. He pointed out that the reason is due to lack of trust.