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2 KGMU doctors booked on kidney theft charge

2 KGMU doctors booked on kidney theft charge

Barabanki:  Two doctors of the King Georges Medical University (KGMU) in the state capital have been booked after a man alleged that one of his kidneys was stolen during treatment in 2015, a charge denied by the hospital.

Prithviraj (23), a resident of Purebhawani village in Kothi area of Barabanki district, said in February 2015, he had visited the district hospital with complaint of stomach ache from where he was referred to the KGMU.

He said Dr Sandeep Tiwari and Dr Anand Mishra treated him and he was discharged from the hospital in March 2015.

He claimed when again the stomach ache started last month, after which he got ultrasound test done and he was informed that his right kidney is missing.

The FIR was registered yesterday against Dr Tiwari and Dr Mishra and a Barabanki-based unidentified doctor under various sections of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act and on the charge of cheating.

Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishan had issued directions to register the case.

Meanwhile, as the matter came to fore, Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tondon ordered a probe into it.

A four-member committee headed by Prof R K Sharma, Head, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Insitute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) was constituted yesterday to probe the matter.

When asked, a KGMU spokesman told PTI that it was impossible to take out a kidney of a patient admitted in emergency at the Trauma Centre.

“The entire process is long and a series of tests are conducted before kidney is taken out for transplantation. Its impossible to imagine kidney theft of patient admitted in Trauma Centre in emergency as a team of doctors is present,” the spokesman said.

“Also, the present case is of 2015. At that time the facility of kidney transplant was not available in KGMU and even in SGPGI. The patient, who has made the allegation, is ignorant of these facts and seems to have been misled,” the spokesman added.

Source: PTI
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  1. Not possible any way
    Sab sale dalali khane ke chhakar me aisa kar rahe honge.
    Dr. Tiwari is a very loyal doctor we can\’t be such allegations.

  2. I cant swollow this allegation. Reasons are well founded as explained by the KGMU spoksperson.

  3. Leave alone the veracity of the complaint and points for and against it. We are living in this republic and democracy must be respected. Human organ transplant act does not allow FIR or any sort of police action. What is the role of police here. If police and government believe in the law of the land. They must immediately drop the FIR and related proceedings. We have many judgments in the past by higher courts in this regard. Only the appropriate authority as envisaged by the law is empowered to investigate the complaint. As per the law the complainant must file his petition before the state or central appropriate authority. The authority must give not less that 60 days time to the accused to prove himself. If the authority is not responding within this period the complainant or victim may approach any competent court for appropriate action. Here, Police, FIR, any other proceeding not in consonance with this provision of law is illegal. The police has unwieldy power. Ask these doctors to go for anticipatory bail from high court, there is every chance the doctors may be whisked away by police and be remanded. After arrest things would have got worse and irreparable. Do not go to police whet they call even in a friendly gesture. Take them very seriously and deal by legal means. This is from my personal experience friends . Thank you.