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A citizen accuses medical center of removing wife=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?=s kidney to sell it, the center says claims groundless

January 10, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Karapet Karapetyan, an engineer, claimed today at the meeting with reporters that human organ selling mafia operates in Armenia and accused Margaryan and Nairi medical centers’ doctors of stealing human organs.
Recently We will not keep silence initiative released a video with Karapetyan telling what happened.
Karapetyan said his wife was operated in Margaryan maternity hospital claiming that as a result of a mistake the woman faced a number of problems, which resulted in the necessity to remove the kidney. “During five months she underwent seven surgeries of which three in Nairi, one in Margaryan and another one in Armenia medical center. As a result my wife’s kidney was removed,” he said, claiming that all these operations were useless and were made to take the woman’s kidney.
Karapetyan said they have applied to the doctor of Margaryan hospital Okoyev demanding to return them the kidney, but the latter refused to do so saying they had sent it for expertise. “I have been convinced that human organ selling mafia is operating in Armenia,” he said, claiming that the kidney was sold in Nairi medical center.
As a result, his wife Nune Maghakyan lost her job, became second class handicapped and now is getting the third class.
A criminal case has opened into the case in 2010 but till now no solution was given to the issue, the patient’s husband says. “I demand fair trial and financial compensation otherwise I am going to apply to the European court,” Karapetyan said.
Director of Margaryan mother and child health preservation center, professor G. Okoyev released an explanation relating to Nune Maghakyan’s case. According to it, Maghakyan was to undergo a surgery during which it became clear that she has other problem as well needing surgery. The doctor decided to expand the scope of the surgery during which a complication has aroused needing interference of other specialist and the patient was transported to other medical center.
After few surgeries with the written request of the patient and a written document Maghakyan’s kidney was removed.
The medical center reported that no mistake was made by doctor during the surgery in Margaryan hospital which is proved by three expertise conclusions.“A German doctor that participated in the expertise made conclusion that doctor Okoyev has not committed any mistake during the operation and his decision to expand the scope of the surgery was aimed at the improvement of patient’s health. Besides, the surgery was made with the consent of Maghakyan’s consent,” the statement says. As demanded by law the surgery was state-funded. It is not the choice of either a doctor or medical center but is being done by the established rules.
“As to the kidney removal, it was done after six months in other medical center with request of the patient who refused other two ways of treatment to avoid kidney’s removal and submitted written request of doing it. Referring to the demand of Karapetyan to return the removed kidney, the medical center says according to hygienic and anti-epidemic norms the human organs in Armenia are subjected to special preservation and elimination through a special method and the implementation of the such senseless request of the patient would have been illegal,” the hospital’s statemen runs.

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