Staff Reporter

Case registered against two surgeons

HYDERABAD: A Kakatiya university employee, who underwent a surgery in a city hospital five years ago, has now complained that the surgeons had removed one of his kidneys.

Police registered a case of ‘kidney theft’ against two surgeons, TV Srinivas and S. Vidyasagar Reddy of Sai Krishna Hospital in Kacheguda, on Monday following a written complaint from M. Somasekhar. Somasekhar, a clerk in KU Study Centre in Mahabubnagar district, was admitted to the hospital on March 20, 2003, after sustaining injury in an accident, Kachiguda ACP N. Sudarshan Rao told reporters.

Surgery performed

The doctors diagnosed that his spleen had some clots and subsequently performed a surgery. He was discharged a week later. Recently, the clerk felt pain in the abdomen while playing shuttle badminton. On the advice of local doctors, he consulted a specialist at Kurnool only to be told that he had no left kidney, after subjecting him to tests. After getting discharged from Sai Krishna hospital, Somashekhar claimed that he didn’t go to any hospital in the past five years. “Naturally, the needle of suspicion swung towards that hospital and doctors who operated on him,” the Kula Vivaksha Vyatireka Porata Sangham general secretary John Wesley told reporters. KVPS activists and Somashekhar’s family members demonstrated before Sai Krishna Hospital demanding action against its management and doctors “for stealing kidney”. The police invoked Sections 379 (theft), 420 (cheating) and 326 (grievous hurt) of Indian Penal Code and Sections 18 and 19 of Transplantation of Human Organs Act in the case.

The police have written to the Director of Medical Education (DME) to conduct tests on the complainant.