Hearing of petition seeking reforms in the organ act adjourned

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today posted till March 5 the hearing on a Public Interest petition(PIL) filed by an NGO seeking reforms in the organ act to stop commercialisation of organs.

The petition filed by the NGO in the Court of Chief Justice M K Sharma and Justice Reva Khetrapal sought ambitious reforms in the act that deals with the organs transplant in India to avoid incidents like the recently unearthered kidney racket.

The PIL states that the recent kidney scandal has brought to the fore the deficiencies in India's Organ Trade laws. If an assessment is made it will reveal that it is almost impossible to eradicate the practice beacause of the yawning gap in demand and supply of kidney, the NGO stated.

The petition also sought directions to the Central and state Governments to give priority to the treatment of renal failures and fund low cost dialysis to minimise the need for such transplants.

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