A security source told Sky News Arabia that the gang formation consists of the head of the kidney department at a hospital in Cairo, a professor of urology at one of the medical colleges, a professor of anesthesia in one of the medical colleges, the director of a department in one of the private medical analysis laboratories, an employee at the Kidney Institute, a nurse in one of the hospitals, and 4 other people.
He explained that the activity of this gang represents kidney transplantation outside the framework of the law, taking advantage of the difficult economic conditions of some simple people, among whom are some patients who have health problems that require surgical operations, but their financial condition does not enable them to perform those operations.
He pointed out that the gang members relied on persuading patients that they could perform the operations they needed for free in exchange for donating one of their kidneys, attracting them and putting pressure on them, taking advantage of their needs to agree to the transfer of one of their kidneys.
He revealed that the gang paid the victims sums of money ranging from 20 to 30 thousand pounds, while on the other hand, the gang received large sums of money from whom it sold kidneys, starting from 250 thousand pounds per patient.
He pointed out that the members of the gang falsified the medical analyzes and x-rays necessary to obtain the approval of the relevant agencies to conduct the medical operations referred to, in cases where the victims did not have the necessary health condition, in addition to the fact that the gang formation obtained the consent of the victims in writing and filmed the donors with video clips. It includes their acknowledgment of their agreement to donate free of charge, contrary to the truth, so that they can perform kidney transplants without legal accountability.
The source revealed that the plan was for the college buyer to publish an advertisement in a national newspaper that he needs a kidney donor. Without any financial compensation, but the fact is that the victims who donated kidneys are paid very little.
The source stressed that a party was discovered after medical problems occurred for those who had obtained kidneys, so they complained about that and revealed what happened with them, and accordingly the security services moved to follow up on the gang members until they were all caught red-handed.
The source explained that members of this gang performed 120 kidney transplant operations in the same manner during 2019 and 2020. The accused were referred to the Public Prosecution, which took over the investigation and decided to imprison them pending the case.