“THO”Act shows its muscle
The “Transplantation of Human Organs Act" spares no one violating the provision that are laid down by it, be it a medical practitioner or a lay person .A court ruling in new Delhi denied bail to three people including two doctors who were involved in a kidney transplantation racket. The threesome was arrested for trading in kidneys. Apparently, the broker would scout around for donors who were in dire straits financially and willing to donate a kidney for the sum of rs.40,000-50,000. The two doctors would then perform the surgery .The arrest was made after investigating a complaint lodged by an employee at the Nizamuddin railway station and broker negotiating the price to be paid for donating their kidneys. As the court stated ,the exchange of money for donation of an organ violated provision 18,19(a) and 19(d)of the transplantation of human organ act read with 120-B of the Indian penal code. Also the accused had six similar cases of kidney transplantation pending against them in Jaipur and Mumbai .considering all the facts and circumstance, the application for bail were rejected.
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