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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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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‘No complaint received about surrogate exploitation’

Ahmedabad: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which is the regulatory body for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), has said in a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by Rajkot-based Lalitaben Vaghela: “The ICMR has not received any complaint from surrogates about their exploitation by doctors and others”.

SRM University chancellor arrested after students said they had paid money but were not admitted in SRM medical college

Chennai: T R Pachamuthu, chairman of SRM Group and chancellor of SRM University, has been reportedly arrested by the crime branch of the Chennai police. This comes after more than 100 students said that they had paid money for obtaining a medical seat in SRM college, but were not admitted.

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High Court issues notice to Haryana Chief Secretary for failing to check illegal pathology labs

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued contempt notice to Haryana Chief Secretary Deepinder Singh Dhesi and others for failing to check functioning of illegal pathology laboratories in Haryana.

The government U turn on surrogacy

“The draft ART bill, which was supposed to regulate surrogacy and which has been on the ICMR website for more than 10 years now, clearly allows commercial surrogacy and also has a format for the legal contracts which the surrogate and the intended parents have to sign before they can start surrogacy treatment. In a few months, why has the government taken a complete u-turn and decided to completely ban commercial surrogacy? Who made this change, and why did they make it? There’s been a complete lack of transparency and this upsets everyone,” writes Dr Aniruddha Malpani.

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