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    Kidney transplants in private hospitals temporarily banned

    January 22, 2016

    Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senarathne stated that the report of the Indian kidney transplantation racket case still has not been received legally to the Ministry of Health and a circular was issued to all private hospitals in the country prohibiting all kidney transplantations for the foreigners until the investigations are finished.

     

    Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senarathne said that the report pertaining to the Indian kidney transplant racket  has not still been received by the Ministry of Health.  But a circular has been issued to all private hospitals  temporarily banning from performing kidney transplant operations on foreign patients until the investigations are completed, the Minister said.

     

    He made these observations yesterday (21) at the weekly Cabinet briefing held at the Government Information Department.

     

    He further said that the Director General of Health Services has been advised to obtain a copy of that report and necessary action would be taken against the offenders after studying the report. He said if the offense was proved, the medical council has powers to interdict the relevant medical officers.   

     

    According to reports from India, the Nalgonda police had filed cases against six Lankan doctors working in four private hospitals in Colombo following the arrest of kidney donor racketeers based in Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

     

    Last modified on Friday, 22 January 2016 13:14

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