LAHORE - Transplantation of human organs including liver, kidney and heart would be started in City very soon. For this purpose Lahore General Hospital will be the main centre for organ harvesting for Human Organ Transplantation Programme. Under this programme heart transplantation will be carried out in Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) whereas liver and kidney transplantation would be done in Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore and Lahore General Hospital. This was announced by the Principal PGMI and Chairman of the programme Prof Tariq Sallahuddin after a meeting which was attended by team Shaikh Zayed Hospital Prof Muhammad Saeed, Prof Tahir Shafi, Prof Nauman Ahmad, Prof Altaf Alam Dr Amir Latif, Dr Tariq Ali Bengish, Dr Waqar Ali Shah, Prof Col (r) Cheema of PIC, Prof Waheed Ahmad, Dr Irfan and Prof Salman Waris, Prof Khalid Bashir and Dr Khalid Mehmood of PGMI. Prof Tariq Sallahuddin said National Assembly of Pakistan had already passed a law in February 2010 in this regard. He said renowned religious scholars from Egypt, Iran and other Muslim countries had also given consent in the favour of human organ transplantation. He said in the light of law passed by the National Assembly, donor cards would be issued to the patients and these organs would be collected after the brain death of the donor. The meeting decided that the Associate Professors of neurosurgery Dr Khalid Mehmood would be the coordinator of the programme while Prof of Anesthesia PGMI Dr Khalid Bashir would he responsible for intensive care of the patients.