PHOTA to impose Rs 50m fine for illegal kidney transplantation

Staff Reporter

A regulatory system has been evolved to control illegal human organs transplantation and award exemplary punishment to those involved in such activities, a source in the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority (PHOTA) disclosed here. Under the plan, one million rupees would be awarded to the person who would inform PHOTA about any illegal human transplant activity and his name would be kept confidential.
For this purpose, a hotline would also be installed. It is proposed that Rs 50 million fine would be imposed on the hospital which would be found involved in any illegal transplantation activities. During the inspection of the hospital by the Monitoring and Evaluation committees.

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