A Kims consultant, Professor Vasudev Chaturvedi, was caught along with two Ugandan nationals for illegally trafficking kidneys. The professor was earlier vice president for sales and international business at Kims.
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Kims) director has claimed that the hospital is not at fault as the donors have given their consent. Chaturvedi was released on bail yesterday in Uganda after the kidney donor, Ssekyewa Mathias, was presented before the office of the State Organ Transplantation Committee in Hyderabad Directorate of Medical Education and the Indian High Commission in Uganda.
Chaturvedi, in his defense, said that the donor tried to frame him using blackmail for money. “When the surgery was performed, the donor didn’t complain that his kidney was taken,” he was quoted by Deccan Chronicle as saying.
As per the filed chargesheet, the donor was confined and operated on to remove his kidney by the three accused and others who are not yet found.