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Unfortunately, India has been a country where good things turn into scandals very fast. It was early in the 1980s that renal transplant was started in India and Indian surgeons proved themselves to be at par with the world as far as success rates were concerned. The successful run of renal transplants was haunted by a scandal or racket of corrupt-minded healthcare personnnel as well as middlemen who wnated to make money by exploitation of unsuspecting individuals.
As we know, the number of potential recipients awaiting transplants far outnumber the number of available kidneys. This fact and the fact that poor people in India would be desperate for earning money by whichever source they can, was taken advantage of by middlemen who set up a nexus in which a poor man's healthy kidney was taken away for transplant into a wealthy individual. Everyone was paid money and everyone was benefitted, but this racket was busted because the poor people who were exploited ultimately resorted to complaining to the police.
This was a setback for the transplant programme which was halted for a significant period of time at several centres across the country. Presently the transplant programme has re-begun after the laying down of stringent criteria and safety measures by the government.