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Medical professionals and kidney transplantation

Rajkumar Bansal

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2004.037


The kidney trade is regularly reported in the press. The most recent such report is from Mumbai where a nephrologist has been arrested for his involvement in a kidney transplant racket. Over the years, doctors have been charged with pocketing crores of rupees through illegal transplants. In one case, a number of donors are reported to have died following surgery, with their bodies disposed of without autopsies. It is possible that some of the doctors blamed are innocent. It is for the law of our land to decide.

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