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Frame policy for kidney transplants, court asks government
May 1, 2010 - 7:07:41 PM

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to frame a policy for kidney transplants so that proper treatment can be given to those waiting for it.

The court's order came after a patient, Dinesh Gupta, alleged that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences - denied him maintenance haemodialysis as part of his ongoing treatment. He could not afford the same in a private hospital.

Justice S. Muralidhar then directed Gupta, 37, to report to the medical superintendent of the Safdarjung Hospital for the dialysis treatment.

The court asked the central government and the health ministry to put in place certain guidelines for those who urgently need kidney transplant and file an affidavit by May 11.

Gupta contended that his kidney problem began in June 2008 and the problem worsened due to wrong diagnosis by a local doctor. He has been undergoing treatment at the AIIMS since December 2008.

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