A team of police task force officers and district medical and health officials raided Kiran Fertility Centre at Sai Kiran Hospital on Road No. 14, Banjara Hills, on Saturday night and found that it had carried out 48 surrogacies without following procedure. The 48 women in various stages of pregnancy were housed in an apartment complex.
Dr K. Padmaja, district medical and health officer, said, “No permission was taken by the unit to double up as a surrogate clinic. It is not even registered as a fertility centre. They are only registered under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal diagnostic Techniques Act. But here we have found a full unit functioning without following the prescribed guidelines of the health department.”
The police received a complaint from Hyderabad and Delhi. This complaint led them to alert the DMHO who along with the task force officers raided the centre.