The Directorate of Health Services (DHS) on Monday filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell of the Mumbai Police against a chain of messages circulating over the kidney racket against its director and officials probing the case. The decision to register a complaint came after Health Minister Deepak Sawant and Principal Secretary Sujata Saunik were informed about it.
According to DHS, city doctors have been passing obscene remarks on Dr Mohan Jadhav, director of DHS; Dr Pravin Shringare, director at Directorate of Medical Education and Research; and committee members probing the illegal kidney transplants at Dr L H Hiranandani hospital soon after the arrest of five doctors from the Powai Hospital.
“I first realised such messages are circulating when a colleague forwarded them to me on WhatsApp. There is a lot of criticism about the DHS report indicting doctors of Hiranandani hospital. There are a few doctors circulating abuses and obscene comments against us,” said an assistant director at DHS.
The complaint requests for action against those defaming the state government over the kidney racket. Forwarded messages on WhatsApp and several tweets in the case have been attached and sent to the cyber cell for further investigation.