19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Ministry of Health (MOH) has approved 164 hospitals
on the mainland to perform organ transplant operations.
Chinese Ministry of Health (MOH) has
approved 164 hospitals on the mainland to perform organ transplant
The MOH has organized experts to evaluate existing
hospitals that perform organ transplants, and 87 hospitals have passed the
experts' evaluation, Wang Yu, a department director of MOH, said.
At the same time, the MOH has designated 77 hospitals
at provincial levels to perform organ transplants, Wang said.
By now, there are altogether 164 hospitals entitled to
perform organ transplant and the MOH will soon publicize the names of the hospitals
on the Internet.
Previously, more than 600 hospitals in China carried
out organ transplant operations, but many of them lacked in effective
management, which led to various problems, Wang said.
This year, China passed a string of new regulations
on organ transplant, aiming to standardize human organ transplants surgery, help
medical institutions improve their services and guarantee benefits of patients.
The regulations on human organ transplants, which
prohibit organizations and individuals from trading human organs in any form,
went into effect on May 1.