Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association Demands High-level Inquiry into Kidney Trade
The ATTSA (Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association) has demanded the Chief Minister to order a high-level inquiry against the kidney trade that is operating in the State.
GUWAHATI: The ATTSA (Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association) has demanded the Chief Minister to order a high-level inquiry against the kidney trade that is operating in the State.
ATTSA president Dhiraj Gowala said, "The tea garden areas of Assam have turned into a hub for organ trade. Many poor tea workers have lost their lives or have become disabled by becoming a victim of agents engaged in this illegal trade."
Further, Gowala named some of the victims of the kidney trade.
"Two agents — Girin and Bhaiti, lured tea workers namely Jeep Baori (35), Ram Karmakar (45), Ajay Karmakar (38), and Himaki Karmakar (35) to donate their kidneys to a private hospital in Kolkata. Meanwhile, Sunil Mirtha (55), Bina Mittha (41) and Nikita Mirtha (15) from Chilinjaan Tea Garden, and Ramen Koiri (50) from Jamir Tea Garden are stranded in Kolkata after going to donate their kidneys," said Gowala.
He stressed that there are many more people who have donated their kidneys but have not yet disclosed the same.
Gowala alleged that Circle Offices, doctors of the medical board of medical colleges are involved in the racket.
"According to Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994, a person has to take permission from the administration and medical board before donating an organ. In such a situation, how are these people getting permission? A high-level inquiry should be conducted in this regard to nab the culprits," said Gowala.