Medicine is one of the most noble professions in the world. I personally rate medicine and doctors, next to men in defence services!! Doctors are the ones who, at one point of time, were treated with the reverence of God, the life giver! Such is the impact doctors have, in a normal man’s life! No wonder then, that the grill and patience required to become a doctor and attain that level, is gruelling!
When you see such people, the so-called-doctors, abusing the sanctity of their profession… The life-givers indulging in practices which may take away the lives of people who believe in them blindly… bestow upon them, the faith akin to God – You lose faith in everything!
Doctors illegally trading in Kidney transplants was not unusual. What has recently been brought into light, however ensured that my respect for the profession takes a deep dive!! It is really difficult to believe that it is happening in China!! It is actually called live organ harvesting being done by Falun Gong practitioners at the Sujiatun Concentration camp in Shenyang City.
The whole story is so cruel, it makes you want to cringe. Points to be noted here are:
- Kidney can be stored only upto 24 or 48 hours
- The tissue of the kidney should match that of the patient. If it does not, then the body rejects the kidney
- The demand is far greater than the supply, hence the wait for a kidney could be as much as a few years.
Now, in China, no checks are done… No proper medical instruments and facilities are used… People are being treated for kidney transplant on a very regular basis…
Advertisements appear on public bulletin boards and telephone poles everywhere in different provinces and cities in Mainland China. The ads read: “Do you want to a kidney transplant?”, “We can provide kidney sources immediately.” Mainland people say that China is now doing kidney transplants as commonly as curing social diseases. Even normal township and village hospitals can do it. Doctors and unqualified people are doing large numbers of organ transplants in private.
The result: People from all over the world go to places like Guangzhou to get themselves operated. Little knowing the kind of service that awaits them! Read here the case of a 52-year old Hong Kong citizen who went to Guangzhou to get himself another kidney! The “cold-bloodedness” of the whole thing is what gives you the goose-bumps!