Cambodian Cabinet Approves Draft Law on Management of Human Cell, Tissue or Organ Transplantation

The weekly Cambodian cabinet meeting, held here this this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, approved the draft law on the Management of human cell, tissue or organ donation and transplantation.

Elaborated by the Ministry of Health, the draft law of six chapters and 34 articles is aimed to enhance the quality, efficiency and transparency in saving people’s life and in improving people’s well-being through the transplantation of human cells, tissues or organs, as well as to prevent the trafficking of human cells, tissues or organs, said a press release of the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Office of the Council of Ministers issued after the cabinet meeting.

Cambodia has also specialists for transplantation of human organs such as kidney, but it should be done well under the law and on a voluntary basis, said Samdech Techo Hun Sen in a Facebook post.

Moreover, the Cambodian premier called for attention to inter-country child adoption because it could be child adoption for any organ, which is a form of child exploitation.

Besides the draft law, the cabinet meeting approved to submit three important documents to the legislative body for approval.

Those documents include the Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement; the Air Transport Agreement between the Governments of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and its two protocols; and the Protocol to Implement the Seventh and Eighth Packages of Commitments on Air Transport Services under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services.

Source: AKP