Organ transplantation : Panel soon to frame rules to check irregularities

Organ transplantation : Panel soon to frame rules to check irregularities
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Health minister Alla Krishna Srinivas alias Alla Nani announced that the state government would form a committee to frame guidelines for the effective implementation of Jeevadan scheme, which streamlines the organ donation in the state.

Vijayawada: Health minister Alla Krishna Srinivas alias Alla Nani announced that the state government would form a committee to frame guidelines for the effective implementation of Jeevadan scheme, which streamlines the organ donation in the state.

He replied to the questions raised by MLCs in the Legislative Council in the question hour on Monday.

MLC P Ashok Babu asked the Minister whether the Government have noticed the illegal trafficking of human organs in the state?, if so, the details of the cases registered and the action taken by the government in this regard.

Replying to the question, the minister said two cases of irregularities came to the notice of the government. One is at the Shraddha hospital, Visakhapatnam and the second one at Cadver kidney transplantation in Simhapuri Hospital, Nellore.

Alla Nani said in the first case inquiry was conducted by three men committee with District Medical and Health office, Superintendent of the KGH, Vizag and other official. He said the hospital is now closed and criminal case was booked.

In Nellore, enquiry was conducted by the District level committee and the action was initiated based on the report of the District level committee and matter is now sub-judice, he added.

Earlier, some council members - Katti Narasimha Reddy, P Madhav, A S Ramakrishna, Illa Venkateswara Rao, China Govinda Reddy and Katti Narasimha Reddy - spoke on the organ donation and irregularities taking place in the corporate hospitals.

The council members have demanded the government to enact stringent laws and punish the guilty for committing irregularities in organ transplantation.

The members alleged some corporate hospitals are collecting lakhs of rupees from the people for organ transplantation.

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