LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP -24th Augst,2016) : Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority (PHOTA) has allowed only 15 hospitals of Lahore and Rawalpindi to transplant kidneys. A mechanism will soon be evolved for action against the hospitals which are not registered with the Authority for transplantation of human organs. This was informed in a meeting of evaluation committee of PHOTA presided over by Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh.
Salman Rafique. The meeting was told that regular inspection of registered hospitals for transplantation of human organs be conducted. It will be compulsory for these hospitals to intimate PHOTA 48 hours before such operations and the hospital will also prepare a calendar of operations for this purpose. The hospitals registered for transplantation will display the logo of PHOTA prominently at the hospital. It was said the government is ensuring that no hospital should undertake organ transplantation without proper facilities and stern action would be taken against those violating these instructions.
Kh.Salman Rafique said that consultations had been made with Secretary Law and other legal experts for amendments in the laws of Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority and legislation would soon be undertaken. He said that action would be taken against the donor as well as the recipient in case of illegal kidney transplantation.