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Now, SGPGI doctors accused of stealing kidney

Barabanki resident says doctors of the premier institute ‘removed’ his kidney when he went there for treatment of kidney stone.

lucknow Updated: May 17, 2017 16:47 IST
Anupam Srivastava
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SGPGIMS administration has said the charge is being made to malign the image of institute, which is one of the best in country.(For representational purpose)

A Barabanki resident has accused doctors of the premier Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here of stealing his kidney when he went to the institute for treatment of kidney stone.

Sanjeev Kumar (39), resident of Dewkalia village, has filed a petition in court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Barabanki, Kumar Prashant seeking punishment for the guilty.

However, SGPGIMS administration has rubbished the charge and said it is being made to malign the image of institute, which is one of the best in country.

The CJM has sought a report from police in the matter. The next hearing of case is scheduled on May 17.

Recently doctors of KGMU, another important medical facility in the state capital, had also been accused of stealing a kidney of Barabanki resident named Prithviraj. He had accused Dr Anand Mishra and Dr Sandeep Tewari of removing his kidney in February 2015. However, the doctors denied the allegations and moved court for quashing of the FIR against them.

According to Sanjeev Kumar he went to PGI for treatment of kidney stone (20 mm) in April 2015. He was advised operation by surgeon (professor) Anish Srivastava. He was operated upon on August 23, 2015 in PGI by the team of doctors consisting Dr Anish Srivastava, Dr Abhishek, Dr Dharmveer, Dr S Raj, Dr UP Singh and Dr S Noonia. Kumar was asked to go back home after a few days of the operation.

Despite the operation, Sanjeev continued to feel pain in the abdomen area, so he kept on visiting the institute for treatment. He was referred to gastroenterology department for further investigation. He got an ultrasound done in February this year when he came to know that one of his kidneys was missing.

Sanjeev said he immediately brought the matter to the notice of SGPIMS administration. He also met DM Barabanki Roshan Jacob on February 9 with his plea to get the matter investigated. But nothing was done, hence he was forced to move to court, he said.

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Director PGI professor Rakesh Kapoor said, “That man (Kumar) was told in advance that his kidney would be removed as it was non-functional. Had the kidney remained in the body his life would have been in danger. Not only that, the kidney was sent for biopsy and the report of the same was shown to Kumar’s family members. Moreover, his family members have signed the papers in which removal of kidney was written . PGI follows stringent rules when it comes to removing any organ. It’s a shame that some people, instead of appreciating the good work of doctors to save lives keep on coming out with false accusations.”

He said, “ If false allegations continue then PGI doctors will have to think twice before operating any patient who don’t even understand what is good or bad for their body.”