Private hospital sealed after doctor booked for 'stealing' patient's kidney

Iqbal, the victim was admitted in the hospital for removal of kidney stones but the private hospital doctor allegedly stole his kidney during the surgery.

Published: 24th June 2018 10:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2018 10:16 AM   |  A+A-

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MUZAFFARNAGAR: A private hospital at New Mandi area has been sealed after a doctor there was booked for allegedly stealing a kidney of a patient during surgery to remove stones from the organ, an official said.

According to a complaint lodged by the family members of 60-year-old patient Iqbal, the victim was admitted in the hospital yesterday for removal of kidney stones but Dr Vibhu Garg allegedly stole his kidney during the surgery.

The family members claimed that they have also found the "stolen" kidney, hidden in an ice bag.

The Chief Medical Officer here said the Uttar Pradesh Health department sealed the hospital last evening and has formed a team to probe into the matter.

The police have already initiated a probe into the incident and have registered a case against the doctor and three staff from the private hospital.

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