Kidney racket: Parel hospital under scanner
DHS sources confirmed that discrepancies were found in one of the cases at Global Hospital, where two males, claiming to be father and son, approached the hospital for a kidney transplantmumbai Updated: Aug 26, 2016 00:49 IST
After the kidney racket at LH Hiranandani Hospital, another hospital, Parel-based Global Hospital has come under the scanner of the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) for discrepancies in documentation.
While the donor and recipient fled the hospital as soon as the discrepancies were uncovered, hospital sources denied knowledge of the case.
DHS sources confirmed that discrepancies were found in one of the cases at Global Hospital, where two males, claiming to be father and son, approached the hospital for a kidney transplant. While the hospital authorisation committee approved the transplant, Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) officials rejected the documents suspecting foul play involving monetary transactions.
“As soon as they were called for questioning, Rishabh Dhangache, 21, and Suresh Dhangache, 51, fled with the forged papers. We will investigate the records and video footage,” said a DHS official.
DHS will also question two people involved in another case, who presented themselves as sisters and underwent a kidney transplant at LH Hiranandani Hospital on April 27. Discrepancies were found in the papers of the two sisters, Rasilaben Kathiriya (recipient) and Harshaben Kevadiya (donor) whose human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tests had matched 3/6. Medical experts said that HLA tests cannot be used as proof of a biological relationship.
“We will ask the Powai Police to produce the parties for questioning. Their school-leaving certificates and other documents seem to be forged,” said a DHS official.
The two addresses provided by the sisters were found to be false when the correspondent visited them. Neighbours said the donor’s family used to stay there a year ago but shifted in mid-2015.