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DECEMBER 25, 2021 – Murtaza Wahab inaugurates NICVD chest pain unit at Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Friday inaugurated the 22nd chest pain unit of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) in District Central.

He expressed on the occasion the hope that the new chest pain unit would be upgraded to a fully fledged satellite centre of the NICVD in the days to come. “Establishment of the NICVD’s chest pain unit at the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases in FB Area of the city was my dream and today it has been realised. From now onwards, dwellers of this area comprising Central and East districts would be benefitted from the services of the NICVD free of charge,” Wahab said as he inaugurated the chest pain unit.

The Karachi administrator said that soon, the chest pain unit at the KIHD would be converted into a satellite centre of the NICVD, having facilities of interventional cardiology and heart surgeries for people of all age groups.

“The NICVD is the hallmark of Sindh government’s services for people’s health in the province. People from entire Pakistan come to Karachi and other cities of Sindh to avail quality cardiac care services free of charge,” Wahab said, adding that people from abroad were also visiting the NICVD Karachi and Sukkur for heart treatment.

In his address, NICVD Executive Director Prof Nadeem Qamar informed the event that over 675,604 patients had been examined at the chest pain units over the last five years. Of them, 246,228 were cardiac patients and 14,331 people had suffered heart attacks whose lives were saved in time by the provision of proper medication.

“When a patient comes to our health facility, we ensure that each patient gets the required treatment. This is the most successful healthcare programme across the world, which has saved countless lives and helped thousands of people live a healthy life.”

Prof Qamar said that from a hospital, the NICVD had been transformed into a large network in a short span of five years. “Today, it has 10 fully fledged hospitals and 22 chest pain units in the province.”

NOVEMBER 02, 2021 – IN A FIRST, NICVD TREATS PATIENT SUFFERING FROM PARALYSIS STROKE

KARACHI: In a first, the National Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases (NICVD) on Tuesday removed a blood clot from the brain of a patient of paralysis stroke, ARY News reported.

The National Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases (NICVD) has introduced a new free-of-cost treatment, similar to angioplasty, for patients with paralysis stroke.

After the procedure, the condition of the patient is said to be stable.

Employed for the first time in Pakistan, the treatment involves inserting a stent- a small tube- into a blocked nerve in the patient’s brain, said NICVD chairperson Dr Nadeem Qamar.

He said that inserting a stent into the nerve, though, was an hour-long and complex procedure, it helped prevent paralysis after patients suffered a stroke- a condition that can lead to paralysis if not treated in time.Besides, Dr Qamar said the preparations for a heart transplantation facility at the NICVD were underway and it was expected to be made functional next year. In thisconnection, he added, the National Assembly and Senate had passed the Transplantation of Human Organ and Tissue Act 2010, permitting posthumous organ donation for organ transplantation.

He also stressed the need to raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation on the national level.

Source: Ary News (November02, 2021)

APRIL 20, 2021 – NICVD SETS UP ITS 31ST CENTRE AT MALIR CANTT

Karachi: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in collaboration with the Government of Sindh has established its 31st Centre now at “Malir Cantonment, CMB Heath Centre, Karachi” to facilitate patients with chest pain with easy access and free of cost services.

The soft opening of the Centre held on Monday, April 19, 2021. The soft opening ceremony was attended by the executive director of NICVD, Professor Nadeem Qamar and other official of the Institute.

The Centre at Malir Cantonment, is 16 Chest Pain Unit of NICVD in Karachi Metropolitan; Moreover, 1 Chest Pain Unit in Tando Bago, 1 in Ghotki, 1 in Jacobabad, 1 in Umerkot and 1 in Tando Allahyar, are functional and providing state-of-the-art cardiac care and treatment to patients at their doorstep totally free of cost. From a single solo hospital, NICVD has been transformed into world’s largest healthcare network in short span of 4 years, included; 10 full-fledged hospitals and 21 Chest Pain Units.

On the occasion, Executive Director of NICVD, Prof. Nadeem Qamar termed the establishment of the 31st Centre at “Malir Cantonment” as another gift for the people of Karachi. Saying this Centre will link with the main NICVD, where all cardiac care facilities, including Primary PCI, Angioplasty, Cardiac Surgeries and other state-of-the-art facilities are available.****

Source: The News International (April 20, 2021)

APRIL 03, 2021 – NICVD OPENS ITS 30TH CENTRE IN TANDO ALLAHYAR

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in collaboration with the Sindh government has established its 30th centre at Tando Allahyar district headquarter hospital to treat patients with chest pain free of cost.

Pakistan Peoples Party’s MNA Zulfiqar Sattar Bachani told journalists after formally inaugurating the chest pain unit on Thursday that the centre was a “gift” for Tando Allahyar and its peripheries, which would be linked with NICVD Hyderabad, where all cardiac care facilities, including primary PCI, angioplasty, echocardiography, OPD, admission and other state-of-the-art facilities were available, said a handout.

He said that NICVD has introduced a new trend in heart care with the inauguration of chest pain units (CPUs) to serve the nation at the most easily accessible points. This service was available 24/7 throughout the year, he said.

NICVD executive director Prof Nadeem Qamar said in his message that CPUs were well-equipped to identify patients with an acute heart attack and resuscitate the patients who become unstable. CPUs were designed for providing preliminary emergency care to heart attack patients, he said, adding that after providing initial treatment, the patient was shifted immediately to tertiary care set-up.

Source: DAWN (April 03, 2021)

MARCH 22, 2021 – THE NICVD HEALTHCARE NETWORK WINS 15 AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2021

Karachi: It is a great honour for National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD to be bestowed with 15 awards at 13thNational Forum for International Corporate Social Responsibility summit and Awards-2021 for serving the people of Pakistan, irrespective of their cast, creed and religion and without any discrimination, totally free of cost.

This success is a result of the visionary leadership of Executive Director of NICVD and outstanding efforts of Management Consultant of NICVD & Chief Operating Officer, who always think about patients and strives to provide state-of-the-art heart healthcare services to the patients at their doorstep free of cost, yet another, achievement of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases –NICVD.

Heartiest felicitation to Professor Nadeem Qamar and Mr. Hyder Awan for their progressive and forward looking vision in transforming NICVD one of the best cardiac hospitals in the world.

The Management congratulated the team of NICVD on this praiseworthy achievement, saying that it was their vision to establish a network of the world’s best heart healthcare facilities throughout the province so that everyone could avail free cardiac services at their doorstep.

They further added that in a short span of 4 years, NICVD has established 10 full-fledged hospitals and 19 Chest Pain Units across Sindh Province. The network of NICVD hospitals and Chest Pain Units have been providing prompt and easily accessible cardiac services to the people of Pakistan, totally free of cost.***

 

Source: The News International (March 22, 2021)

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – NICVD NETWORK WINS TEN AWARDS AT CSR SUMMIT-2021


25th February 2021

NICVD Network wins ten awards at CSR Summit-2021

 

KARACHI: It is a great honour for National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD to be bestowed with ten awards at 10th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) summit and Awards-2021 for serving the people of Pakistan, irrespective of their cast, creed and religion and without any discrimination, totally free of cost.

This success is a result of the visionary leadership of Executive Director of NICVD and outstanding efforts of Management Consultant of NICVD, who always think about patients and strives to provide state-of-the-art heart healthcare services to the patients at their doorstep free of cost, yet another, achievement of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases –NICVD.

Heartiest felicitation to Professor Nadeem Qamar , Mr. Hyder Awan and Ms. Azra Maqsood for their progressive and forward looking vision in transforming NICVD one of the best cardiac hospitals in the world.

They further added that in a short span of 4 years, NICVD has established 10 full-fledged hospitals and 19 Chest Pain Units across Sindh Province. The network of NICVD hospitals and Chest Pain Units have been providing prompt and easily accessible cardiac services to the people of Pakistan, totally free of cost. ****

 

Source: The News International (February 25, 2021)