On Organ harvesting: Ugandan Police Investigates Missing Kidney In Kampala

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Police in Kampala are investigating a case in which a 25-year-old petty trader in Owino market has accused Old Kampala Hospital of harvesting one of his kidneys without his knowledge after he sought surgical operation at the health facility.

Muhammad Kabanda, a resident of Gangu village on the outskirts of Kampala is said to have visited the said health facility on September 24, 2022 following a boda boda accident along Lukuli road.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango said they summoned the hospital administration to record a statement.

However, the hospital administration said they could not comment on the case citing doctor-patient privilege.

There are at least fives cases of unlawful organ transplantations involving four Ugandan women whose organs were allegedly removed when they went to work as housemaids in Oman and Saudi Arabia.

The other is a case involving Mubende regional referral hospital where unscrupulous medics are said to have extracted a kidney from an unsuspecting expectant mother.

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