Kidney trade arrest exposes loopholes in India's transplant lawsBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.246-c (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:246
- Ganapati Mudur
- New Delhi
Police have arrested a senior surgeon in Mumbai (Bombay) for his alleged role in facilitating trade in human kidneys.
The arrest has exposed a loophole in India's decade old organ transplantation act. Doctors say that the act is not strict enough to stop unrelated living donors pretending that they are a friend or relative of the recipient and are giving a kidney for emotional rather than financial reasons.
Detectives arrested Dr Suresh Trivedi, a nephrologist at the Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, last week after claiming to have established links between him and agents who recruited kidney donors for his patients.
Police said …