The AAP government in Delhi on Monday set up a five-member panel to investigate the kidney racket busted at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here and asked it to submit its report within 15 days.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the committee wold probe whether there were procedural lapses on the part of the hospital.
The probe panel, headed by Dr D K Tampe, dean of Maulana Azad Medical College, has been asked to submit an interim report within one week.
“Special panel will investigate whether laid down approval protocols were followed by the hospital. It will also re-examine the documentation and interview process by the authorisation committee of the hospital concerned,” said a senior government official.
The minister said that the committee will also give suggestions on updating a list of guiding principles and best practices in the area of organ donation.
“The committee is directed to submit an interim report regarding the five cases of organ sale detected so far within one week and a detailed report within a fortnight,” said an order issued by the health and family welfare department.
With the arrest of five persons, including the personal secretaries of a neurologist in Apollo Hospital, police have unearthed a kidney trading racket last week. The racket used to lure poor people from several states to sell their kidney.
They allegedly forged documents to establish relationship between the donors and the recipients in order to adhere to the law.
In a statement, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said, “We are cooperating and providing to them all information required to help them in their investigation. This matter is of grave concern and our teams are extending all support to the police.”