SC takes suo moto notice of blood theft in hospitals

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has taken suo moto notice of blood and medicines theft in the Islamabad hospitals. 

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case during which it was mentioned that most polyclinic hospitals are notorious for not using their resources properly. Grade 9 to grade 14 technicians were allowed to issue blood without the approval of officials when this should not be the practice anymore due to the issuance of new SOPs.

The court ordered polyclinic hospitals to follow new SOPs and said that these SOPs are applicable for all the stakeholders. It was further directed to take strict action against the violators. Meanwhile, CJP said that sale of blood is an unforgivable crime as it is a matter of human lives.

Subsequently, the hearing has been adjourned till indefinite period.