Nod to medical tests on inmate wishing to donate kidney for father

Nod to medical tests on inmate wishing to donate kidney for father

The Supreme Court has allowed an accused in a drugs case, who has expressed his wish to donate his kidney for his ailing father, to be taken to hospital from jail for necessary medical tests as and when required. - File photo

New Delhi, October 17

The Supreme Court has allowed an accused in a drugs case, who has expressed his wish to donate his kidney for his ailing father, to be taken to hospital from jail for necessary medical tests as and when required.

Apex court’s observation

To take care of the parents is one thing and to donate a kidney for a parent, to which all children, particularly married children with their own spouses and children might not agree, is another thing — SC Bench

The apex court said if the accused is found fit to donate a kidney and the committee of the government medical college concerned grants approval for the transplant procedure, he may apply for interim bail before the Madhya Pradesh High Court which shall be “considered sympathetically”.

A Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari said this while hearing a plea filed by the man challenging the June this year order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had dismissed his bail application in the case.

The petitioner’s counsel had told the top court that his father was suffering from kidney failure and requires a transplant. He had told the Bench that the petitioner wishes to donate his kidney for his ailing father. — PTI

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