TIRUCHY: The BJP's Tamil Nadu president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan alleged that there were "several violations and flouting of rules" in transplanting organs from a brain-dead patient to the ailing M. Natarajan, husband of Ms. V.K.Sasikala, who underwent liver and kidney transplants at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday.
She told newsmen at Tiruchy airport on Thursday that the Tamil Nadu Government should inquire into such violations.
The BJP leader urged that the government should also inquire into the source of funding for airlifting of the brain-dead patient, said to be hailing from very poor family, from Tiruchy to Chennai.
Charging the private hospitals' with functioning purely on commercial basis in doing organ transplantations, Dr Tamilisai said the brain-dead patient should be brought to the Government hospital, but in this case, the family members of the youth were 'cheated' by saying that they shifted the injured to Chennai for better treatment. This aspect should also be inquired by the government, she demanded.
Dr Tamilisai asked if such advanced medical facilities were available, why such emergency treatment was not given to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. They did not even inform whether such emergency treatment was needed for Jayalalalithaa or not, she charged....