Mumbai: The Mumbai Police today arrested the Chief Executive Officer and four other doctors of the LH Hiranandani Hospital in connection with an alleged kidney racket which came to light last month.
CEO Dr Sujit Chatterjee, medical director Dr Anurag Naik, Dr Mukesh Shetye, Dr Mukesh Shaha and Dr Prakash Shetye were arrested under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, he said. The arrested doctors will be produced in court today.
The racket came to light when the police were tipped off that a kidney transplant operation had been scheduled on July 14 at the privately-run Hiranandani Hospital where donor and recipient were not related.
The operation on Brijkishor Jaiswal, the recipient, was stopped as police found that the woman who was donating him the kidney was not his wife, contrary to the papers submitted by the duo.
The woman had pretended to be his wife only to be able to donate the kidney to Jaiswal, according to the police. Police then started probing if anybody else had received kidney using similar subterfuge and if the hospital authorities were involved.
The police has said that the doctors were arrested based on the state health department report that pointed to their alleged involvement in the racket.