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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3541
ANSWERED ON:  16.03.2018
Setting up of Skin Bank
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether AIIMS, New Delhi is considering to set up Skin Bank and also plans to develop artificial skin and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government proposes to set up such skin banks in various hospitals across the country in view of growing number of burn injuries; and

(c) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL)
(a) to (c): At present, there is no skin bank at AIIMS, New Delhi. However, Safdarjung Hospital at Delhi already has a skin bank under NOTTO. Moreover, skin banks are set up in hospitals keeping in view the requirement and availability of funds.

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