Assam: Blood Broker Caught at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)

Guwahati, 16th November: A blood broker was apprehended red-handed by an employee at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Thursday, shedding light on an illicit trade of selling blood.

The accused, identified by the surname Sheikh, was caught in the act of accepting Rs. 10,000 in exchange for the blood. GMCH Superintendent, Dr. Abhijit Sarma, informed reporters that the blood bank in-charge, Dr. Dipankar Baruah, received a complaint leading to the quick response. The hospital employee managed to catch Sheikh red-handed.

Dr. Sarma stated, “As of now, we have handed him over to the police for further legal proceedings.” During the initial interrogation, Sheikh confessed to his involvement and revealed that ten more individuals are part of this illegal trade. The police are actively pursuing leads to apprehend others connected to the illicit selling of blood for money. The incident has sparked concerns about the potential exploitation of the healthcare system for personal gains.

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