Five doctors from Mumbai’s L H Hiranandani Hospital were arrested on August 9 for alleged involvement in the kidney transplant racket.
The doctors arrested in the case also include Hospital’s chief executive officer (CEO) Sujit Chatterjee and medical director Anurag Naik.
The racket was unearthed on July 14 at the trust-run facility in Mumbai.
This may be the first time that senior doctors at a large institute in the city have been arrested for unethical medical practices.
With these five arrests, the police now have 14 people in custody which also includes a kidney failure patient and his ‘fake wife’.
Talking about the latest arrest Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe said:
It is believed these arrests were made after medical social worker Nilesh Kamble, who was arrested earlier, confessed to the police.
Reacting to the news of latest arrests, hospital’s trustee Niranjan Hiranandani said it was a “sad day”.
The doctors who have been arrested are—Sujit Chaterjee (CEO), Anurag Naik (Medical Director), Mukesh Shetye, Mukesh Shah and Prakash Shetty.