LHC seeks suggestions to set up separate hospital wards for transgender persons

06:53 PM | 19 Sep, 2018
LHC seeks suggestions to set up separate hospital wards for transgender persons
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LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought suggestions from the Punjab Health Department to set up separate hospital wards for transgender persons.

Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi was hearing a petition pertaining to establishing separate wards for transgender persons. The petition was filed by Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhry.

During the hearing, the court observed that transgender persons are God's creation and can be born in any family.

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The court further noted that a separate room must be reserved for transgender persons in all state-run hospitals.

Moreover, the court ordered the Punjab Health Department to submit its recommendations on providing healthcare facilities to  transgender persons by September 26.

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The judge remarked that the recommendations must be implemented before September 30.

Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said two transgenders would be provided jobs in the Supreme Court.

In our society transgenders are subjected to ridicule. It is our top most priority to give them their rights,” he was quoted as saying.