Delhi hospitals told to stick to rules in transplants

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New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) in the wake of a major kidney racket involving employees of a prominent hospital being busted, the Delhi government on Saturday directed its hospitals, where organ transplantation is being performed, to strictly follow the law on the process.

“The Health Department, of Delhi government hereby reiterates its directive that all the hospitals in Delhi where organ transplantation is performed must follow the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act and the Rules in letter and spirit,” said the advisory issued by A. K. Saini, medical superintendent, Nursing Homes in the Health Department.

According to the advisory, the basic premise behind the act and the rules has been to ensure that donation of organs (especially from a living donor) is purely for altruistic reasons, and out of love and affection.

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