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Prestigious Indian hospital popular among Nigerians under investigation for kidney racket •5 suspects in the net

By News Express on 06/06/2016

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Police in New Delhi have made a number of arrests in connection with a suspected organ harvesting scheme operating out of one of the city’s most prestigious private hospitals.

Five people remain in police custody after being arrested for illegally trading human kidneys, Mandeep Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police of Southeast Delhi, told CNN.

The scam allegedly involved falsified documents given to poor patients by a gang at the city’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi, CNN affiliate CNN News 18 reports.

News Express reports that Apollo Hospital Delhi is popular among Nigerians and a major recipient of health tourists from Nigeria seeking cure for a wide variety of sicknesses.

Kidneys were purchased for a reduced sum by the traffickers then resold at vastly inflated prices on the organ black market, it said.

Randhawa confirmed News 18’s reporting to CNN and added that Delhi police know of five cases where a kidney has been sold over a period of four to five months.

“We are checking documents and trying to contact recipients,” he said.

The group have been working over a period of four to five months, he added.

“We don’t know how much money has been exchanged – we are trying to track down the recipients and going through documents to uncover this,” said Randhawa.

Delhi police conducted raids in two other Indian cities, Kolkata and Chennai, in an attempt to round up members of the gang orchestrating the scheme, including the alleged ringleader, Randhawa told CNN.

The parent company of the hospital, Apollo Hospitals Group, denies any wrongdoing and, in a press release, said that it ensures “all due process as per the law” is adhered to in its organ transplant process. It said the hospital is cooperating fully with police in their investigation.

“We are cooperating and providing to them all information required to help them in their investigation,” the statement reads. “This matter is of grave concern and our teams are extending all support to the police.”

Two of the arrests are of secretarial staff of “some doctors” who are not employees of the hospital, it adds.

Forged documents, the hospital insists, were used to circumvent its stringent procedures.

“The hospital has been a victim of a well-orchestrated operation to cheat patients and the hospital.” (CNN)

•Photo shows Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi.

Source News Express

Posted 06/06/2016 7:32:47 PM





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