Woman robbed of both kidneys dies

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Ambala, Feb 18 (UNI) Ambala City Civil Hospital kidney racket victim Kanta Rani (50) has died after struggling for four months in the PGI Chandigarh.

Kanta was cremated at her native town Shahabad today.

The surgeon treating her from the hospital here had allegedly removed both of her kidneys after she was admitted with complaint of stone in her stomach.

Later, when her condition deteriorated, she was referred to the PGI without telling her husband that her kidneys had been removed.

It was found that the deceased was having both her kidneys in natural condition when she was admitted on October 19 last year.

The doctors in the PGI, during preliminary tests found to their surprise that the woman's kidneys had been removed and she was in a critical condition.

She was put on dialysis which continued till her death yesterday. Ironically, she was scheduled for a kidney transplantation operation today as her husband Ranjit Singh was to donate his kidney.

In the meantime, the civil hospital doctor who had performed operation on Kanta was charge sheeted after investigations made by the doctors at hospital, the CMO informed UNI. He had left the service and was practising privately, he added.

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