Government suspends hospitals from performing kidney transplants for foreigners


The minister of Health has decided to suspended kidney transplants performed on foreign patients at government and private hospitals.

Health Service Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala made this announcement after six local doctors were reported to have been involved in a kidney transplant racket,.

Indian media reported yesterday that a lawsuit will be instituted against the Six Sri Lankan doctors.  Dr. Mahipala said that a commission has already been appointed to probe the alleged racket.

The Two main dealers who were arrested by Hyderabad police revealed that these six doctors had performed Kidney transplants in 4 private hospitals in Sri Lanka.

The General Secretary of the doctors’ association charged that a chief of one of a local doctors organizations is one of the six doctors.

Meanwhile GMOA Media spokesman Dr. Navin Soyza stated that the attention of his organization will be drawn to this issue during its executive committee meeting to be held today.