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Law ordained against trading body parts
May 16, 2012
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KARACHI — The government has ordained law against illegal trade of human body parts particularly kidneys, to control corruption in medical profession as well as tragic assault of human values in the society.

Prof. Dr Adeebul Hasan Rizvi, the founder of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), said, the law against illegal trade of body organs has been published and the illegal trading of human body parts is being confined. He said in a meeting at Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) that the trade of body organs is impossible without the participation of doctors and there should be strict control on such heinous crime. Dr Adeeb said in his presentation that SIUT has become world’s largest transplantation centre by increasing number of transplantations from 3 per week to 10-12 per week after the ordinance. He informed the media that till the end of 2008 SIUT has executed 550 transplants. He said that the annual expenses of SIUT are more than Rs. 1.5 billion of which 40 per cent is offered by government as grant. He added that due to ever increasing activities and services the SIUT stays short of funds every year.

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