City police arrested two doctors on Thursday (09-05-2019) for being involved in a kidney scam which took place 10 months ago. A case has been registered under IPC sections and sections under Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994 at Maharanipeta police station. The accused have been identified as nephrologist Dr Doddi Prabhakar of Sraddha hospital near collectorate junction and a Bangalore-based Ayurveda doctor M Manjunatha, who acted as mediator. They were remanded in custody.
City police commissioner Mahesh Chandra Laddha said one 32-year-old Thamballa Parthasaradhi of Kukatpalli, Hyderabad, who was in dire need of money decided to sell his kidney after seeing an advertisement. He approached the Ayurveda doctor, who fixed a deal for Rs.12 1akh. But after the kidney was harvested in July last year, Parthasaradhi was given only Rs. 5 lakh. The donor lodged a complaint with the Maharanipeta police in April when he failed to get the remaining amount.
The city police chief said fabricated documents were produced for the organ transplantation and Parthasaradhi was presented as the organ recipients relative. They got fake a Aadhaar card from Bangaluru. While Dr Prabhakar took Rs.11 lakh, the hospital filched Rs. 12 lakh," Laddha said. He further said that they will write to the medical council about the issue. "We request the public not to indulge in such illegal practices. They should cooperate with the police to nab the culprits. Sraddha hospital conducted 10 to 12 transplantations last year. We are now focusing on verifying all the documents related to those transplants," he said.