A village where almost everyone has a single kidney

The natives are coerced into selling their kidneys using a number of tricks and tactics. The kidney will grow back, they are told.

 

The Hush Post: Nepal is a country well known for its rich cultural heritage, high mountain ranges and its temples, a dark side of this Himalayan nation has tarnished this image. News reports say that a village in Nepal is on the radar of human organ traffickers and all its habitants have sold off one of their kidneys.

Hokse village in Nepal’s Kavrepalanchowk district is today even referred to as the ‘Kidney Village’. Most of the adult men and women living here have been tempted to cash in and sell one of their healthy kidneys to ‘organ brokers’ in Nepal. The natives are coerced into selling their kidneys using a number of tricks and tactics. The kidney will grow back, they are told.

The organ traffickers have been successful in exploiting the serious financial plight and simplicity of the locals. The people of Hokse were amongst the thousands who had suffered massively during the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Already living in poverty, these people were pushed further into penury. While the government failed them, they became easy targets for the organ-traffickers who had them sell their kidneys for as many as one lakh rupees.

The news has taken the international media by storm with the pictures of the Hokse people along with their agonizing tales making headlines world over. Though it has been reported that the Nepal government has jumped into action has made some arrests in the matter.

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