Indus International Hospital Booked in Alleged Kidney Sale Racket
In a shocking development, the Indus International Hospital in Dera Bassi and its clinical director, Surinder Pal Singh Bedi, have been booked by the police in connection with an alleged kidney sale racket case. Bedi, the transplant authorisation board chairperson, has been accused of clearing 33 organ transplant cases in the private hospital in the last two years. Meanwhile, the hospital coordinator Abhishek and middleman Raj Narayan have already been arrested.
According to sources, Bedi, an anesthesiologist, has not reported to work at the hospital for more than a week. The police recently visited his home, but his family remained tight-lipped about his whereabouts.
As many as seven cases of illegal kidney transplantation involving donors and recipients from various cities have been found to be involved in the alleged kidney sale racket. The donors and recipients had allegedly forged documents to show blood relations between them for monetary gains. The racket was uncovered after a resident of Sirsa complained to the police on March 18.
The Punjab Medical Council has taken note of the incident and said it would initiate appropriate action against doctors if found guilty of illegal or unethical practices. Bedi and the hospital management have denied any wrongdoing in the case.
This incident again highlighted the importance of trust in the medical profession and the need to ensure that doctors uphold the highest ethical standards. If found guilty, the court should give them the harshest punishment possible to deter others.