Tag Archives: Surrogacy

The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

Following the recent Vizag IVF Centre case, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 may need reconsideration towards integrating legal safeguards. The case in hand brings forth a series of grave biomedical and ethical issues as lack of comprehensive physical and psycho-social counselling to all the stakeholders involved in surrogacy namely surrogate mother, intending mother father, egg donor before the initiation of surrogacy under the Surrogacy Bill.

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Altruistic Surrogacy under Surrogacy Bill 2016 – The Socio-Legal Challenges Ahead

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.

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Seven doctors suspended for unethical medical practices

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Medical Council (TSMC) on Friday suspended the medical registration of Dr G Chandra Bhushan for two years for conducting a limb-lengthening surgery on a “perfectly healthy” 5.7-foot-tall S Nikhil Reddy on April 5 at Global Hospitals. The surgery left 22-year-old Reddy bed-ridden.

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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.

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Opinion: The Surrogacy Bill 2016 needs complete overhaul to safeguard interests of stakeholders

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.

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The government U turn on surrogacy | ‘No complaint received about surrogate exploitation’

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”.

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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.

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Opinion: Ethics often takes a back seat when it comes to organ transplants

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.

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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.

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IMA opposes ART Bill; says the Bill lacks humanistic approach

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.

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