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The Kandhamal administration, in Odisha, India on Tuesday submitted the inquiry report to the state government on alleged sale of kidney in the district and said that a recent kidney transplant took place at a private hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Times of India reported.

Twenty-year-old, Kanhu Behera of Phulbani, working with a private courier service in Berhampur, donated one of his kidney's to Mahendra Patnaik of Gandhi Nagar in India and received Rs 3.50 lakh for it.

Collector (Kandhamal) Yamini Sarangi said according to the probe the kidney transplant took place at a private hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in April. "The donor, however, has not complained to police or any authority," the collector said. The incident came to light through the media. She said the transplant might have taken place in Sri Lanka as laws are quite stringent in India.

According to Indian law, the donor and recipient should be close relatives.

"We think there might be a well- organised racket running the kidney business in the town and is carrying out the operations in neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka and Nepal," said Sudhir Sabat, director, Indian Society for Rural Development (ISRD), an NGO. (Times of India)

  Comments - 6

  • Push Thursday, 04 June 2015 04:26 PM

    Sri Lanka is the best place on earth even to do good things in the bad way.

    Silva Thursday, 04 June 2015 05:53 PM

    So what, have we acted against any law of our country !

    Subha Friday, 05 June 2015 02:53 AM

    All rubbish.. Indian rubbish lies.. Kidney transplants are rare and highly regulated in Sri Lanka.. Nobody can cheat here, unlike India where laws are never implemented.

    Ashan Friday, 05 June 2015 04:40 AM

    and they say " laws are quite stringent in India." what a ridiculous statement is that ? In India laws are stringent ??? and to make matters worse, in India "According to Indian law, the donor and recipient should be close relatives" so if there is no close relative to donate, then the patient has to die...what kind of a crazy law is that ???

    AR Friday, 05 June 2015 09:21 AM

    Laws are tight in India... this is not true seeing the many usual fraudulent kidney transplants are on going in India. Significantly higher than that in Sri Lanka.

    Truth Friday, 05 June 2015 04:40 PM

    Its done in Sri lanka for sure and the hospital name maybe starts from L. And an Indian is surely involved.

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