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Human organs transplant: Authority chairman resigns over ‘govt neglect’

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LAHORE: Administrator Punjab Human Organ and Transplant Authority (PHOTA) Prof. Faisal Masood has resigned from his post apparently for government neglect on the organization, ARY News reported.

The official submitted his resignation to Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Shah.

According to sources, Mr. Masood tendered resignation from the key position as government was neither providing funds to the organization not inducting manpower.

A case pertaining to this matter is also sub-judice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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The administrator’s resignation is seen as a major jolt to the department as illegal organ transplantation is under practice in the province and government has so far not able to track and stop it.

The PMA was established under the Punjab Human Organs and Tissue Transplant Act of 2012 and can monitor transplants and enforce standards for recognised medical institutions and hospitals. The authority can also investigate allegations of a breach of any provision of the Act.

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