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A GMOA doctor among the 6 doctors accused of the Kidney Racket
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The GMOA for the first time revealed that a GMOA doctor is among the 6 doctors accused of the Kidney Racket.

Secretary of the GMOA, Dr Nalin De Silva made this revelation during a media briefing held in Colombo today.

Sri Lanka has launched an investigation into allegations that a group of surgeons ran a racket trading human kidneys, two days after the authorities banned all kidney transplant surgery for foreigners.

The health ministry has appointed a committee of five experts to run the investigation.

Allegations of the racket first surfaced in Indian media.

Most of the alleged recipients of the illegally traded kidneys were Indian nationals.

According to the reports, around 60 people sold their kidneys for transplants at four hospitals in Colombo since 2012.

The Indian police had named at least six Sri Lankan doctors involved in the alleged illegal transplants.

Meanwhile, state Minister of Education V Radakrishnan states that estate workers are victims of the Kidney Racket.

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