Murtaza Wahab inaugurates NICVD’s 11th Chest Pain Unit in Karachi


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Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for Law and Environment Murtaza Wahab on Thursday inaugurated the 11th Chest Pain Unit of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Moosa Lane area of Lyari and urged the NICVD administration to open one such chest pain unit also in the central prison Karachi so that lives of prisoners having heart attacks could be saved and others could be provided cardiac health facilities if required.

“Instead of using containers for politics and blocking roads, Pakistan People’s Party is using these containers for serving ailing humanity and inauguration of 13th Chest Pain Unit in Sindh is an excellent example of this service. I would urge NICVD administration to also think about establishing one such chest pain unit in the central prison Karachi to facilitate prisoners and save lives of those having heart attacks”, Murtaza Wahab said.

Executive Director NICVD Prof. Nadeem Qamar, Chief Operating Officer of the institute Azra Maqsood, Malik Hamidullah and other officials of the NICVD were also present while public representatives of the area as well as large number of PPP workers also attended the ceremony.

The Executive Director NICVD Prof. Nadeem Qamar in his opening remarks termed the establishment of 11th Chest Pain Unit of NICVD in Moosa Lane area as another gift for the people of Lyari, saying this CPU is linked with the NICVD’s Satellite Center at Lyari General Hospital where all cardiac care facilities including angiography and angioplasty are available.

“We are expanding the network of these chest pain units in entire Karachi and whole Sindh province because these units have saved thousands of lives during last two years.

So far, 7000 people who were having acute heart attacks, were brought to these CPUs whose lives were saved by the doctors and paramedics at these units. Overall, around three hundred thousand patients have been seen in these containers in Karachi and other cities of Sindh”, Prof. Nadeem Qamar informed.

He maintained that NICVD was likely to treat 2.5 million patients by the end of 2019 and added that not a single penny was charged from these patients against all the modern cardiac care facilities including cardiac interventions, surgeries, implants and provision of medicines worth millions of rupees.

“No such system of cardiac healthcare exist anywhere in the world which is treating such a large number of patients and providing them top of the line cardiac care services without demoing even a single penny”, Prof. Nadeem Qamar claimed and adding urged media to promote the services of NICVD so that a large number of people could avail quality health services.

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