Bengaluru: Expressing displeasure for failing to consider the application of a software engineer seeking permission and clearance for kidney transplant, the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday summoned the officer of Health and Authorisation Committee for Transplantation of Human Organs.
Mohammed Zaid (26), who is in urgent need of a kidney transplant, had approached HC seeking permission, citing that his family friend Munsoor Ahmed had come forward to donate the organ.
The court had asked the petitioner to submit his application to the Transplantation Committee by Tuesday with the observation that it is a matter of one's life and directed authorities to take immediate action.
The petitioner alleged that hospitals were refusing to take any steps to enable him to undergo the transplant, citing norms and insisting on a court order directing for such a transplant.
No burial ground in 6,053 villages
The state government on Wednesday informed the HC that out of 29,518 villages in the state, around 6,053 still do not have a burial ground. It also added that 281 towns require burial grounds.
It said that deputy commissioners have been directed to purchase required lands for the purpose, and Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for it.
Following the statement, the High Court questioned whether `10 crore was enough to solve the issue, and directed the state to file a comprehensive project report in the matter. The PIL filed in the matter has been adjourned to January 16....