Tag Archives: Surrogacy
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 has been introduced in the parliament following cabinet approval which proposes for the first ever legalization of altruistic surrogacy and prohibition and penalization of commercial surrogacy in India to put an end to exploitation of surrogate mothers.
Govt planning penal provisions to deter pharma companies from bribing doctors with freebies | Sex determination lands doctor couple in jail for three years
The promised mandatory marketing code for pharma companies, which is to replace the voluntary code in operation since January last year, will have strong penal provisions to deter them from bribing doctors with freebies to prescribe their drugs.
The Bill in its enthusiastic drive to control the exploitation of surrogate mothers has made a glaring oversight of the other crucial stakeholder — the infertile individuals who are facing medical ailments and need such treatment.
The Indian Council of Medical Research, in a reply to a RTI application, has said: “The ICMR has not received any complaint from surrogates about their exploitation by doctors and others”.
Is there a pattern to MCI’s random pick of assessors? | India’s multi-million dollar surrogacy industry takes a hit
Assessors who inspect medical colleges are picked at random through a computerised process, but an analysis of the MBBS inspections this year shows that a handful of them carried out a large number of inspections while many did none.
With Sri Lanka now banning kidney transplants for all foreigners and a major Indian hospital under the spotlight for irregularities, organ transplant is once again in the media and for all the wrong reasons! Now, I do know a thing or two regarding kidney transplants in India as I used to be involved with them whilst working as a senior resident in the transplant unit at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 2001.
Opinion: Family Balancing, ART & Sex Selective Surrogacy – National, International, Legal Perspectives
Keeping in mind the Indian position on sex ratio, menace of female foeticide, it may be rightfully said that sex selection through any other nomenclature means or techniques must be strictly prohibited, penalized as there ought to be counter balancing of the individual rights towards larger social, legal objectives, social welfare.
New Delhi: Indian Medical Association (IMA) and its partner associations have opposed the proposed Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Bill saying the Bill should be formulated in consultation with leading stakeholders and medical experts in the field.