Govt sends directive to hospitals after scam

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2016 07:13 IST

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government asked all hospitals performing organ transplantations to follow the transplant Act in “letter and spirit” a day after Delhi police unearthed a kidney racket at Apollo.

The Directorate General of Health Services, Delhi, on Saturday uploaded the Directive on its website that said the transplant Act paved the way for promoting organ transplantation for therapeutic purposes in India.

“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, out of love and affection and it is free from any financial transaction or in lieu of its assurance in future in any manner between recipient and donor And there is no pressure or/coercion of any kind on the donor.”

The directive said all hospitals in Delhi where organ transplantation is performed must follow the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act and the Rules.

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