Lahore: 2 more FIRs against kidney traders
LAHORE: The North Cantonment police have registered two more cases against three doctors and their assistants, who have already been booked for running infamous kidney shop in a small house in Ameeruddin Park on the complaint of a resident of Kasur district.
The fresh FIRs have also been registered on the complaint of Kasur district residents and they are also rickshaw drivers by profession like the complainant of the first case.
The complainants separately alleged that Mayo Hospitals senior registrar Dr Imranul Haq, Lahore General Hospitals surgeon Dr Sanaullah and Dr Mubashar Hameed of Services Hospital and their assistants removed their one kidney, each, fraudulently.
The cases were registered after approval given by the Human Organ Transplantation Authority and the magistrate concerned, respectively.
Earlier, the North Cantonment police had registered a case on July 1 under Section 334, 511, 109 and 342 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of Muhammad Riaz, the donor, who was found at the illegal makeshift clinic under the influence of anaesthesia during the raid. Later, Section 11 of the Transplantation of Human Organ Tissues Act, 2010, was also added to the FIR. Riaz belonged to Kasur district and was a rickshaw driver by profession.
Abid Ali, of Roshin Abad, Kasur, alleged in FIR (887/11) that the accused doctors removed his one kidney in an illegal procedure performed in a rented house located in Ameeruddin Park near Al-Faisal Town.
He said his brother Sajid Ali and mother Aziza Bibi took him on public transport to Services Hospital when he felt severe pain in his abdomen on May 28, 2011.
Abid said on his way to hospital, a passenger offered his brother free treatment at a private health facility located in Al-Faisal Town. He later talked to a man by his cell phone and took them (Abid and his family members) to a place in cantonment area from where Dr. Imran picked them and shifted them to a small house on his car.
Later, he said, Dr. Sanaullah and his colleagues told him that he (Abid) would have to undergo a minor surgical procedure.
They kept him and his other family members at the house for two days. “When I gained my senses, the doctors informed me that the operation was successful,” Abid told the police.
Later, Dr Imran dropped him, his brother and mother at Chungi Amar Sidhu bus stop from where they returned to Kasur.
He said a local doctor in Kasur informed him about that his one kidney was missing when he suffered severe pain in his abdomen again and visited his clinic. He alleged in the FIR that he could not reach the police concerned quickly for launching an action against the responsible doctors owing to fresh wounds and pain.
Muhammad Ashraf, of Sultan Shah, Kasur, alleged in FIR (888/11) that he fell unconscious owing to health problems when he was on way to Lahore from Kasur on June 18, 2011. Later, he regained his senses in a house located in Al-Faisal Town where he had undergone a surgery.
He later came to know that Dr. Imran, Dr. Sanaullah, Dr. Mubashar and his assistants removed his one kidney illegally, fraudulently and without his consent. Both the complainants demanded police action against the responsible doctors and other people. When contacted, Cantonment Investigations SP Syed Amin Bukhari confirmed the development, saying that the police were investigating new cases registered against the doctors and their assistants already wanted in a similar case. He said the accused doctors had gone underground to avoid arrests. He said two separate teams had been dispatched to apprehend the accused. SP Bukhari said the police had submitted provisional challan of Riaz’s case to the court.