Punjab health minister reviews PHOTA performance

LAHORE:Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid Thursday presided over an important meeting which reviewed the performance of Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority (PHOTA) for the months of April and May at Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education Department.

Additional Secretary Adnan Arshid, PHOTA Director General Prof Dr Faisal Masood, Prof Muzammil Tahir, Chairperson Punjab Healthcare Commissioner Prof Riaz and Prof Javed Chaudhry were also present.

The meeting reviewed the legal aspects of Punjab Human Organ Transplant Act-2018. The meeting reviewed committee’s recommendations regarding setting up an Organ Procurement Cell.

The DG briefed the minister about the last six weeks performance and said that more than 30 successful operations were conducted in different government hospitals including KPLI, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, DHQ Gujranwala, Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital.

Dr Yasmin Rashid expressed her satisfaction over performance of the Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority.