Bhubaneswar, December 30 (LocalWire) Odisha government has constituted high level inquiry committee on Monday to look into the alleged unlawful kidney transplantation by Bhubaneswar-based Apollo hospital.
The move comes after the National Human Rights Commission issued fresh directions to the state seeking cancellation of the registration of the hospital.
The committee comprises senior officials of health and family welfare department.
They will examine if the hospital violates Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994 provisions,health minister Naba Das said.
He said the state government has received the NHRC order.
The leading super specialty hospital was found guilty of carrying out illegal kidney transplantation.
The rights panel while rejecting the compliances made by the premiere hospital had ordered the State Chief Secretary to take appropriate steps for cancellation of registration.
NHRC had also ordered the state to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation to the victim.
The rights panel directive was in response to a petition moved by activist Akhand in 2016.
The NHRC order has been issued unfairly without being given the opportunity of presenting material evidence, the hospital said in a statement.
Odisha High Court has already imposed stay on closure proceedings. But the rights panel did not take note of it, said the hospital adding it will move the court to get relief.