Action against illegal human organ transplant ordered

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Staff Reporter

Chief Secretary Punjab Capt (R) Zahid Saeed has directed the deputy commissioners to keep check on illegal human organ transplant and take stern action against those involved in this illegal business.
Presiding over the Deputy Commissioners’ Conference at Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday, he said that illegal human organ trade was a stigma on the society, which must be removed, adding that district vigilance committees would had to play an active role in ending the illegal practice.
He directed that provision of best medical facilities, free and quality medicines be ensured in all the hospitals of province, saying that no negligence would be tolerated in this regard. Deputy Commissioners should regularly visit health facilities to review the situation, he mentioned.
He said that in first phase 40 hospital in the province were being revamped, health councils had been set up at district and tehsil level, which were yielding positive results. He maintained that like cities attractive salary package and other benefits were being given to the doctors serving in far-flung areas so that they could work with more dedication and commitment.
He said that campaign against dengue and polio be expedited in the districts, which were prone to these diseases, adding that continuous efforts were needed to eradicate dengue and polio once and for all.
Issuing directions to cope with possible floods, the Chief Secretary ordered the deputy commissioners to personally visit embankments and complete all preparations. He also issued instructions regarding early disposal of complaints forwarded by Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab.
The chief secretary ordered that best arrangements be ensured for Ramadan bazaars, as Rs 1.4 billion had been released to districts for this purpose. He directed that strict check be kept on quality of commodities and weights and measures in the Ramadan bazaars.
He said that no one would be allowed hoarding during Ramadan and such elements would be dealt with irony hands.
The Additional Chief Secretary Home briefing the meeting about law and order and issued necessary instructions regarding security measures. The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary, Senior Member Board of Revenue, secretaries of local government, primary health, schools education, irrigation, Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab and officers concerned.