ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Organs for Sale

THE kidney 'racket' in Karnataka. reveals the extent of accommodation granted to medical practitioners and medical institutions by the state, the regulatory bodies and the general public. The issue encompasses not only ethical questions in the practice of medicine, but the state's neglect of the need to create instruments to institutionalise the practice of ethical medicine and the consequences of the lack of regulation of the private sector in health. In addition, of course, it spotlights the devastations visited upon an impoverished population and the failure of the welfare state to provide the wherewithal to keep "the body' in tact.

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