According to a press release issued here Monday, the NICVD
was the first institute in the country conduct a successful TAVI procedure.
The Minister for Health hoped that the number of cardiac surgeries were being increased from 1300 to 2500 a year, while X-ray machines, ventilators had been increased and better warm food cooked in hygienic condition was given to patients free of cost and several other programs had been launched for capacity building of the NICVD
Sohrab Sarki, Executive Director NICVD
Qaim Ali Shah said that the addition of a separate Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit in NICVD
will be a milestone for treatment of heart related diseases among children and people of entire country will get benefitted.
The chief minister directed the Director NICVD
, Dr Nadeem Qamar to provide good health facilities to Dr Asim Hussain a statement issued from CM House stated, adding the CM also visited PPP MPA Ali Nawaz Shah at his residence to congratulate him on his release from jail.
He said that in past, a patient travelling from interior Sindh had to make three costly trips to NICVDs
OPD and now this had been reduced to one trip to cover all these bases of consultation, diagnostic tests and prescribing medicines.
In 1986, the NICVD
was approved as first training institute for paediatric cardiology'.
Executive Director Dr Nadeem Qamar giving presentation to the chief minister said that the NICVD
was established in 1960 with 300 beds.
Anisuddin Bhatti, Executive Director JPMC Karachi as persons possessing medical qualification, Arif Habib representative of Business Community, a nominee of Accountant General Sindh, an elected Mayor of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and a nominee of Chamber of Commerce and Industry will act as members of the board while Executive Director NICVD
Karachi will be its member/ Secretary.
Another session on Cardiology in Pakistan and Role of NICVD
would encompass history of cardiology in Pakistan, evolution of paediatric cardiology and so-forth.
Arif Habib representative of Business Community ,a nominee of Accountant General Sindh, an elected Mayor of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and a nominee of Sindh Chamber of Commerce and Industry will act as members of the Board while Executive Director NICVD
Karachi will be its member/ secretary.
He said NICVD
is an autonomous Institute that receives nominal financial assistance from the government, hence nominal users-charges are taken from the patients admitted to the hospital.