New Delhi: Following reports of kidney racket being exposed at Delhi’s premier Apollo Indraprastha hospital , and the involvement of some of the Staff working for doctors at the hospital, the institute has decided to begin its own investigations concerning the matter.
It is reported that in the light of the investigation into the alleged organ sale racket in Delhi, Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited (Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals) has constituted an independent inquiry committee to look into the matter.
It is reported that the AAP government on Monday had set up a five-member panel to investigate the kidney racket busted at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi and asked it to submit its report within 15 days.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the committee will probe whether there were procedural lapses on the part of the hospital. The government probe panel, headed by Dr D K Tampe, dean of Maulana Azad Medical College, has been asked to submit an interim report within one week.
“Special panel will investigate whether laid down approval protocols were followed by the hospital. It will also re-examine the documentation and interview process by the authorisation committee of the hospital concerned,” said a senior government official.
The minister said that the committee will also give suggestions on updating a list of guiding principles and best practices in the area of organ donation.
“The committee is directed to submit an interim report regarding the five cases of organ sale detected so far within one week and a detailed report within a fortnight,” said an order issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department.