Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority Act 2022 to be Submitted to Provincial Cabinet Soon for Approval 

Lahore, October 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):A meeting was held in the Department of Specialized Health and Medical Education under the chairmanship of Secretary Health Punjab Imran Sikandar Baloch, in which Special Secretary Muhammad Usman, Additional Secretary Dr. Hafiz Shahid Latif, DG Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority Dr. Shehzad Anwar and other officials participated. Secretary Health Punjab Imran Sikandar Baloch reviewed the performance of Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority during the meeting.

DG PHOTA Dr. Shehzad Anwar gave a briefing about the performance to Punjab Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch during the meeting. Provincial Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that important steps will be taken to make the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority fully functional.

The draft of the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority Act 2022 will be submitted to the provincial cabinet soon for approval. Concerned officers are directed to prepare proposal for salaries of the employees of the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority.

Imran Sikandar Baloch said that the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority has been instructed to take strict legal action against the elements involved in the illegal business of transplanting human organs. Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority has registered more than 200 donors to donate organs.

Provincial Health Secretary PHOTA is following 40 cases involved in illegal transplantation of human organs. PHOTA is providing services through its sub-offices in Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad. Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority has been directed to start awareness campaign.

Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority has been directed to make Vigilance Wing fully functional. Provincial Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch further said that the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority Act 2022 has been framed in accordance with international laws.

People can contact the PHOTA helpline number 1109 to get any kind of information. The Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority is continuously monitoring the registered government and private hospitals for organ transplants. LDA will be requested for the location of PHOTA office building.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86
Website: www.punjab.gov.pk