The Times of India cleverly archived the event.
"The case of the dead liver donor just got murkier. According to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Subhash D, 23, who donated part of his liver to actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada's husband Srikant Nahata, died due to pulmonary embolism on July 4"
Strangely, Apollo did not see the need to conduct a post-mortem even though death is extremely rare in case of donors in a liver transplant. This is only the second known liver donor death in India. Director medical services, Apollo Hospitals, Anupam Sibal stated, ''We did not conduct post-mortem because there was no doubt in our minds as to why the donor died. If there was something wrong with the operation, he would have died straightaway and not 10 days after the transplant.''
The question still needs to be asked how Subhash suddenly developed pulmonary embolism, or the lowering of the heart rate, when he had so recently been found ''medically fit'' for the donor procedure?
Experts though are calling for changes in the law as examined by this article.
"Dr Harsh Jauhari, Chairman Department of Renal transmission, said: ‘‘Nobody can be sure about that. The Act states that the hospital has to set up an authorisation committee which can verify if there has been a possibility of some monetary transaction’’.Supreme Court lawyer H.S.Phoolka is of the view that the term is very wide and needs to be restricted. ‘‘This leaves a major loophole in the law and needs specification,’’ he said"The next question that was asked - was the donor selling his organ?
So, the mystery continues...... but everyone has stopped asking questions. It is important to ascertain current statistics on how many donors in India have died due to intra-operative or post operative complications.