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State didn’t act on warnings of organ trade, say activists

NYOOOZ 2018-10-11 00:00:00

State didn’t act on warnings of organ trade, say activists

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018

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If somebody from the government had taken cognisance of the complaints filed in August, incidents like the one in JJ Hospital could have been avoided, the activists said. The State Home Department sat on complaints of rampant organ trading, sent to the government at least a month before a kidney transplant racket was busted at Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) and SL Raheja hospitals recently, activists have said. “Desk 8 of the department had taken cognisance of the complaints,” said one official. Letters receivedSenior Home Department officials said no directives have been given thus far, but confirmed the receipt of the letters. Late last month, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested transplant coordinators Tushar Savarkar from JJ Hospital and Sachin Salve from SL Raheja Fortis Hospital for demanding a bribe of ?1.5 lakh to move forward a kidney patient’s case.

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Source:-https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/state-didnt-act-on-warnings-of-organ-trade-say-activists/article25185020.ece