Fake organ transplant NOCs; 2 suspended, 1 terminated

Jaipur, April 02, 2024.

ACB has arrested three people for taking bribe on the pretext of issuing no-objection certificates (NOC) for organ transplant cases, according to an official statement on Monday.

Staff of SMS Hospital and middlemen involved in carrying out organ transplant were caught red-handed at the hospital while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 70,000 for issuing NOC, Ravi, Deputy Inspector General of Police (ACB) said on Monday.

The accused, who issued fake NOCs in lieu of money, include an officer of Sawai Mansingh (SMS) Hospital and organ transplant coordinators at EHCC Hospital and Fortis Hospital in Jaipur, Ravi said.

EHCC hospital in an official statement said that the hospital has suspended Anil Joshi while Fortis hospital said that they have terminated the services of Vinod Kumar. Both the hospitals said they have started an internal investigation and will co-operate with authorities in the investigation.