Friday, November 04, 2016

Government staff going for organ transplant can use private airline

Taking a lenient view on government employees travelling for organ transplant, the Finance Ministry today said they can use private airlines in case Air India services are not available.
In an office memorandum, the Department of Expenditure said it has relaxed the norms as timely transportation of the patient or transportation of the organ is crucial, thus avoiding any delay because of non-availability of Air India flights.
It said: “In view of the urgency involved in cases of harvesting of organs or transplantation of organs where speedy transportation of the patient or organs is involved, it is clarified that in all such cases travel by any airlines other than Air India, may be allowed to government servants.”
03/11/16 PTI/The Financial Express