Villagers say it was never a secret among the 15,000-odd families — selling off a kidney to pay debts is a “common practice”. Multi-speciality transplant hospitals “send their agents” to seek kidney sellers, they add.
Vadodara’s 300 anganwadis, split into two units — Ghatak I and Ghatak II — comprise over 29,000 children aged up to 5 years and belonging to families settled in slum pockets or slum redevelopment schemes.
The 1,500-bedded SSG hospital and medical college, which is supposed to provide medical facilities in various specialized areas is witnessing its infrastructure falling apart, aside from the state government’s delay in procurement of modern equipment sanctioned for the hospital since 2012.
On Tuesday, a sitemap of the proposed Sanjaynagar redevelopment under the Mukhyamantri Gruh Yojana (MGY) scheme, indicated the 4.27 lakh sq feet of land will house 22 MGY towers, nine luxurious towers and a mall overlooking the Mangal Pandey Road.
Professor KC Upadhyay, who is also the former vice-chancellor of MSU and heading the three-member search committee formed in July, said the process is time consuming as ‘the most suitable’ candidate must be chosen for the post.
As per election branch data, the maximum women voters turnout in Surat district was seen in Ward No 29 (Vadod Unn), ie. 50.80 percent. Sources said the Muslim community votes were divided in different wards due to delimitation.