Probe into calls by kidney racket accused to be referred to RMC

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Jaipur, Feb 7 (UNI) The probe conducted by the Health Department personnel in the consultative calls from different hospitals attended by anesthetist Dr K K Agrawal, an accused in the kidney racket case, will be referred to the Rajasthan Medical Council for its perusal and necessary action.

Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Balwant Singh said Agrawal, who has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on February 1 in the kidney racket, had attended 255 calls from nine private hospital in Alwar during three months between November 2007 and January 2008.

However, none of these calls were related to any kidney transplant operation, Dr Singh said.

He said the inquiry report was being sent to the Rajasthan Medical Council today for its perusal and appropriate action, if needed.

Agrawal, who also used to provide his "on call" services to various hospitals in Gurgaon and other towns of Haryana, has been arrested by the Muradabad Police on February 1 for his suspected role in kidney racket.

Meanwhile, in a related incident, the Rajasthan Medical Council has de-recognised for life another medical practitioner Dr Suresh Gupta who is jailed in the 1999 kidney racket. Council President Dr SP Yadav had ordered his disqualification on Tuesday.

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