Guntur: Kidney donors claiming to be relatives and giving fake personal details came to light at Narasaraopeta in Guntur district.
Narasaraopeta tahsildar Vijaya Jyothy Kumari found that a person in no way related to the patient but claiming to be so, offered to donate his kidney, following which a complaint was lodged with the police.
A native of Telangana furnished the Aadhaar card of one Ravi, of Prakash Nagar in Narasaraopeta, after changing the photo for kidney donation.
Investigation revealed that Mudavath Venkateswarlu Naik of Chandrakunta Thanda in Guntur district had moved to Telangana and was residing in Nalgonda district. He used a fake Aadhaar card in the name of Ravuri Ravi Chowdary, 12-3-35/1 door number, Prakash Nagar, Narasaraopeta, to ‘prove’ that he was a relative of Siva Ramakrishna, the patient in need of a kidney.
Tahsildar Kumari said Telugu Desam leader and businessman Kapilavai Vijaya Kumar asked her over the phone to certify the relationship for kidney donation. The leader recommended clearance of the certificate since the patient was undergoing treatment at the hospital of his son-in-law Dr Chinta Ramakrishna. This was denied by Vijaya Kumar.
Since the Aadhaar document and other details were found to be fake, she lodged complaint with the police.
Dr Chinta said the patient came to their Vedanta Hospitals in critical condition after failure of both kidneys.
Since the patient’s relatives could not find a donor, the patient was moved to another hospital in Vijayawada.
DSP K. Nageswara Rao said Naik had submitted fake documents to the tahsildar’s office for the certificate necessary for kidney donation to Siva Nageswara Rao of Chandramouli Nagar of Guntur. He said the patient contacted Naik for kidney donation which he accepted and submitted fake documents. The complaint was filed on November 20 and the police were on the lookout for Naik, he added....