New Delhi: Five years since the busting of a thriving racket in human kidneys in Gurgaon, where unsuspecting poor people would have their kidneys removed without their consent, a "huge disparity" between demand and supply of organs for transplant continues to promote a black market in kidneys, says doctors.Medical professionals say it is the lack of availability of organs that leads to people resorting to illegal means in order to save the lives of their near and dear ones.A special CBI court delivered its verdict in the sensational Gurgaon kidney scam of 2008, coming down heavily on the convicted doctors. It said that the actions of the convicted doctors, including kingpin Amit Kumar, was a "slur on the nation". The doctors used to lure poor people on the pretext of giving them employment and later on removed their kidneys without their consent.The court sentenced two of the doctors to seven years` rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.6 million each."Anything which has a great demand has a black market," said Anoop Mishra, director, Centre of Diabetes at the Fortis Hospital.
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