Bhubaneswar, Sept 8 (LocalWire): National Human Rights Commission has asked the state government to cancel the registration of Apollo Hospitals here.
The leading super specialty hospital has been found guilty of carrying out illegal kidney transplantation.
NHRC has 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 complaint was related to kidney donation and transplantation performed at the hospital in flagrant violation of Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994.
‘It appears that there is a connivance of Apollo Hospital for obtaining the No Objection Certificate for transplantation of kidney of Jayaram Dora, whereas the kidney of Anil Kumar Swamy was taken out and transplanted into the body of Raghaba Ram Dora,’ the NHRC’s order stated.
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.
The rights panel also ordered the government to pay Rs 2 lakh to the victim Anil Kumar Swamy and submit proof of payment within six weeks.
The authorisation committee constituted by the government had approved NOC for transplantation of kidney from Jayaram Dora (donor) to Raghaba Ram Dora (recipient) without verifying or conducting proper enquiry in this matter and subsequently the kidney of Anil Swamy was removed and transplanted into the body of Raghaba Ram Dora.
This is a serious lapse on the part of the authorisation committee constituted by the state as it granted the NOC in a very routine manner.
Hence, the government is liable for such lapse of the authorization committee, the NHRC ruled.