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Medicare ordered for man’s ailing son

THE ASIAN AGE. | KALPESH MHAMUNKAR
Published : Mar 23, 2017, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Mar 23, 2017, 6:35 am IST

Hence, the family decided to go in for a kidney transplant, with Mr Parab ready to donate his kidney.

Hiranandani Hospital (Representational Image)
 Hiranandani Hospital (Representational Image)

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has asked the state nodal officer, organ transplant, directorate of health, to give all necessary assistance as per the law to a man who could not donate his kidney to his ailing son allegedly because he could not get required approval from some of his blood relatives.

A division bench of Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice B.P. Colabawala was hearing the petition filed by Ashok Parab, who alleged that P.D. Hinduja Hospital had denied him permission to donate his kidney to his ailing son because he could not furnish the NOC of his mother and brother.

Mr Parab’s lawyer Prakash Wagh argued that Mr Parab’s son, Anil (name changed to protect identity), was suffering from breathlessness and cough-related disorders which is why Mr Parab admitted him to P.D. Hinduja Hospital where doctors performed a valve replacement surgery. After surgery, Anil was on regular dialysis but his health was deteriorating. Hence, the family decided to go in for a kidney transplant, with Mr Parab ready to donate his kidney.

According to Mr Parab, hospital authorities asked him to obtain a NOC from his mother, father, and brothers, stating that they would not hold any person responsible for bodily injury, mental torture or agony caused during and after the surgery. While the petitioner’s wife and second son gave the NOC, his mother and brother refused to give it, possibly because of the spectre of the Hiranandani Hospital kidney scam.

Tags: noc, p.d. hinduja hospital
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)