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Brain-dead clerk’s organs give new lease of life to others


n Kin donate kidney, liver, eyes of deceased SDM court clerk

n Man had met with road accident, docs declared him brain dead

BHOPAL : The family of Rajendra Singh Rajput, a clerk at SDM (Govindpura) court, who was declared brain dead following injuries sustained in a road accident, has donated his vital organs. On February 12, Lokayukta had caught him red-handed while accepting Rs 3000 to settle a diversion case. The family had termed the entire incident as a conspiracy to implicate the deceased.

Rajput had met with a road accident at Link Road no-2 near 5-number bus stop two days ago and suffered serious head injuries. He was undergoing treatment at Narmada hospital where he breathed his last on Friday. After doctors declared Rajput brain dead, his family members were counseled and they agreed to donate his organs.

His body was shifted from Narmada Hospital to Siddhanta – Red Cross for organ donation on Saturday. After completion of all the medical process, his family took the body for final rites.

Dr Subhodh Varshney, director Siddhanta Hospital, said, “When Narmada Hospital declared Rajendra Rajput brain dead, his family members were counseled. After proper counseling, family members agreed for donation of organs—liver, kidney and eyes. Rajput had already donated one of his kidneys, the second kidney transplantation took place at Bansal Hospital, he informed.  Liver was donated for a patient in Siddhanta Hospital and both eyes were sent for donation to Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal.

Rajput was held for graft recently

Rajendra Rajput posted at SDM Govindpura Mukul Gupta, was nabbed while accepting bribe of Rs 3000 from the Balmukund Sahu for settling kand diversion case. A notice was served on Sahu on February 8 by the SDM. Later, when the Sahu visited SDM office the clerk allegedly had asked him for the bribe. Claiming his innocence, Rajput, in a letter to collector dated February 12, had said that he was implicated by complainant Balmukund Sahu. Complainant’s wife Malti Sahu, Barkhedi, was summoned for illegal construction. Next date of hearing was fixed on February 15. Went everybody left the room, Balmukund put an enveloped in his pocket forcefully asking to settle the issue, he mentioned in the letter. “Not knowing what was inside the envelop, when he took it out from the pocket, the two Lokayukta men trapped him. There were Rs 3000 inside it, Rajput’s letter read. Collector Sudam Khade while interacting with media persons at Siddhanta Hospital, said that Rajput’s family members have termed it as a conspiracy so it is a matter of probe. The collector said that Rajput did noble deed by donating his organs. SDMs were also present at Siddhanta Hospital.