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.