Balochistan proposes amendment in human organs transplant laws

Quetta—The Home Department, Government of Balochistan has announced that Committee on Human Rights has recommended amendment into laws on human organs transplant, said a press release issued, here.
It was decided that following the instructions of Ministry of Human Rights, the draft of proposed amendment into law would be dispatched to chief secretaries and inspectors general police of all provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to the recommendations, human rights courts would be established at district level which would be headed by judges having powers of district and session judge. The committee recommended to close private hospitals if found involved in menace of illegal transplantation of human organs. It also recommended making further legislation in this regard.
License and moveable and immoveable properties of doctors shall be confiscated by the state if they are found involved in illegal transplantation of human organs, the committee stated in its recommendations. National Commission for Human Rights shall have powers of accountability of Human Organs Transplant Authority (HOTA).
It further said that a board of senior doctors of five hospitals shall monitor operation and other matters pertaining to human organs transplantation. No human organ transplantation operation shall be carried out without permission of board of these doctors.—APP

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