Bhubaneswar, December 28 (Localwire): In a fresh missive issued to the state government, India’s National Human Rights Commission has directed the state government to cancel the registration of Apollo Hospitals here.
The leading super specialty hospital was found guilty of carrying out illegal kidney transplantation.
While rejecting the compliances made by the premier hospital, the rights panel ordered the state chief secretary to take appropriate steps for cancellation of the registration, and payment of Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the victim.
“The chief secretary is directed to submit the action taken report against Apollo Hospital under the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994,” the NHRC order stated.
The rights panel gave its directive in response to a petition moved by activist Akhand in 2016.
“The chief secretary has been asked to submit the action taken report under Section 16 of the Act with regard to suspension or cancellation of registration of Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar, within six weeks, failing which the Commission shall be constrained to issue coercive process under Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, 1993,” the apex rights panel ruled.