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National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) – Sukkur Starts with Open Heart Surgery

The Sukkur centre of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), inaugurated less than a month ago, performed its first open heart bypass surgery under the supervision of Prof. Fazle Rabbi.

The Sukkur centre of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), inaugurated less than a month ago, performed its first open heart bypass surgery under the supervision of Prof. Fazle Rabbi.

Executive Director of NICVD, Prof.NadeemQamar talking to APP Monday said the first open heart ASD closure was done of a female patient with an atrial septal defect (ASD) on Saturday.

“This was followed by two more open heart surgeries also performed successfully with all patients stable and recovering well,” he said. NICVD chief emphasized that all these were performed absolutely free of charge by a team of NICVD surgeons headed by Prof.Fazle Rabbi and that follow up services were also being ensured without any interruption.

He particularly thanked Sindh government for extending all needed support to the NICVD in its efforts to establish its centres across the province so as to help people acquire needed assistance at their door steps.

“These centres are meant to offer state-of-the-art cardiac services including facilities of heart bypass and other cardiac surgeries,”said Prof. NadeemQamar.

With particular reference to the 300-bedded NICVD Sukkur inaugurated on February 24 this year, he said the facility during last less than one month’s time has attended 2409 patients at its Cardiac Emergency.

These patients were said to be besides 1109 provided outpatient services and 297 availing of echocardiography test while 715 admitted for further management. “No less than 152 patients underwent life-saving intervention including 67 who underwent primary PCI and 85 had early invasive intervention,” said the NICVD chief.

To a query, he said future paediatric cardiac surgeries will also be initiated at Sukkur facility in near future. Reiterating that NICVD is committed to provide quality heart healthcare services to common man, he said Sukkur centre of the institute not only caters the population of Sukkur but also patients from upper Sindh, southern Punjab and Balochistan province.

He in this context also expressed his gratitude to MNA Syed Khurshid Shah for his support in bridging the gap of heart healthcare and also ensuring that NICVD may provide specialized care at the doorstep of every needy patient.

In reply to another question, Prof. Qamar said NICVD’s satellite centres already functional in Larkana, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad, Sehwan and Sukkur are providing state of the art cardiac facilities to the patients belonging to mentioned areas and the vicinity.

“Three more NICVD satellite centers will be operational in Nawabshah, Khairpur and Mithi will mid of this year,” he said. The senior cardiologist said Chest Pain Units project operational in different parts of Karachi under the aegis of NICVD will soon be expanded to other parts of the province.

Source: Urdu Point (March 19, 2018)

Sukkur welcomes 300-bed NICVD satellite centre

The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), Karachi and Sindh government have established a state-of-the-art 300 bed cardiac facility in Sukkur where services will be provided free-of-charge.

The institute’s fifth satellite centre was inaugurated by Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Also present at the ceremony were Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Health Minister DrSikandar Ali Mandhro, former provincial chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, Transport Minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, members of the district administration and hospital management.

NICVD Executive Director Professor Nadeem Qamar said that he is very pleased by the fifth satellite centre’s inauguration. It is a matter of great pride that NICVD Sukkur is a complete cardiac hospital of international standard and is providing major cardiac facilities, especially interventional cardiology, to the people of Sindh at their doorstep for free, he said.

Prof Qamar went on to say that it is a matter of pride that the institute is opening three additional centres in Nawabshah, Khairpur and Mithi, which will become operational this year.

“Today, I once again congratulate the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases for stepping into Sukkur to facilitate cardiac patients at their doorsteps. After NICVD’s satellite centres in Larkana, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad and Sehwan, this centre is another huge achievement,” said Murad. He pledged to continue supporting the NICVD for the cardiac care advancement and similar projects.

Khursheed, who is an elected MNA from Sukkur, said the cardiac facility would play an important role in improving the health of both adult and child patients and would significantly reduce the waiting list of patients for intervention as well. “I wish them success and reiterate my support,” he pledged.

While congratulating the facility on achieving this milestone, Bilawal said the government was proud to launch the 300-bed hospital in Sukkur, which was the largest cardiac centre in Sindh after the NICVD in Karachi.

He said it is heartening that the NICVD and government are striving to serve the people of Sindh together. “NICVD has achieved another praiseworthy milestone in collaboration with the provincial government towards providing state-of-the-art, totally free cardiac healthcare facilities to the people of Sindh,” said Bilawal. Cardiac surgeries will soon be started at the facility as well, he announced.

Source: The Express Tribune (February27, 2018)

Follow your heart to NICVD’s Chest Pain Units

KARACHI: Chest pain could be caused by something as simple as heartburn but could also be indicative of serious issues like angina or a heart attack. The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NIVCD) is the biggest public sector cardiac health facility in the city, but its location amid major health facilities like Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and the National Institute of Child Health could be an impediment to timely cardiac attention. Besides, given the territorial size of the city to bring a suspected cardiac patient to NICVD becomes a herculean task in terms of time and distance.

To resolve this issue, NICVD has set up chest pain units in various locations of the city. Five state-of-the-art mobile facilities in Karachi help in the early diagnosis of cardiac complications free of charge. This has reduced the burden on the mother institution as patients, instead of flocking to the NICVD building, are visiting its mobile units. In case of a severe or complicated cardiac problem, they are referred to the main facility, otherwise they receive treatment at the mobile units. The facilities are located under the KPT flyover, in Malir, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulbai and Nagan Chowrangi.

A huge blessing
Kamal Ahmed, a middle-aged cardiac patient who lives in North Karachi, visits the unit situated under the KPT Interchange near Qayyumabad Chowrangi while returning from his office in Korangi.

“I usually get my ECG [electrocardiography] done from here whenever I feel any pain in my chest,” Ahmed said while sitting at the facility. He does not go to the main NICVD because, according to him, the main facility should be spared for those who require emergency medical intervention.

CM wants NICH upgraded to world class institute
Meanwhile, another man, Junaid Akhtar, a 62-year-old resident of Akhtar Colony, arrived at the facility with complaints of chest pains and a faster than normal heartbeat. Paramedics took him inside a room designated for tests and conducted his ECG. The ECG report was later presented to a female doctor who advised Akhtar to visit the outpatient department (OPD) at NICVD’s main facility. He was also counseled regarding which medicines to take in the meantime and what food to avoid.

Shift incharge of the unit Dr Kubbra told The Express Tribune that any patient who arrives at the facility is first identified as a cardiac or non-cardiac patient through an ECG. If it is found that the patient does not have any cardiac problem, they are advised to visit Jinnah hospital as the mobile unit only caters to patients who have heart-related issues, she said.

“Patients in critical conditions are referred to the NICVD, whereas patients with other complications are referred to Jinnah hospital after counseling. We also call Aman or Edhi Foundation ambulances to transport patients,” she explained.

The facility has cardiac medicines that are mandatory for first aid, Dr Kubbra said. Other facilities at the unit include oxygen supply for first aid, a small washroom for staff and patients and a small room with all the latest equipment needed for the diagnosis of cardiac complications in a fully air-conditioned environment.

“If we refer patients to the mother institute, we treat them so that their condition does not exacerbate before they reach the NICVD,” she maintained. The shift incharge at the facility added that the unit is also visited by patients with non-cardiac complications like epigastric pain or fever. In such cases, patients are counseled to go to Jinnah hospital or other health facilities depending on the severity of their cases.

According to paramedic Zahida Parveen, who records the data of incoming patients, up to 40 patients visit the facility every day. She added that most complaints reported or diagnosed are of either myocardial infarction, commonly called heart attacks, or pulmonary edema.

The facility deals with a single patient at a time. However, it can cater up to more than 100 patients daily, Parveen said.

She recalled a patient who visited the facility while having a heart attack. According to her, he was travelling alone on a motorcycle near the unit when he suffered a heart attack. The facility provided him first aid after which he was referred to the NICVD on an emergency basis, an act that probably saved his life.

The facility works in three shifts throughout the day. Each shift has a doctor, two paramedical staff, one housekeeping staff and a security guard.

An inside view of the health facility where a patient is undergoing tests. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN

The incharge of the NICVD mobile unit beneath the Gulbai flyover, Dr Ateeq Gul, said that all kinds of cardiac emergencies, including heart failure, heart attacks and supraventricular tachycardia (abnormally fast heartbeat), are dealt with every day at his unit.

According to him, 50 to 60 patients from the Gulbai area and its peripheries visit the unit every day. “[In case of emergency], we provide first aid and conduct diagnostic tests on patients straight away, which increases chances of recovery,” he said.

“These units have also served as a platform to disseminate awareness about chest pains among the residents living nearby,” Dr Gul added.

Director’s vision
As many as 25,000 patients have visited the mobile facilities since their launch in July last year, NICVD Director Prof Dr Nadeem Qamar told The Express Tribune. The director added that after the success of the mobile chest units, the institute has decided to raise their number in Karachi to 25 this year.

Provision of health facilities govt’s top priority: minister
Prof Qamar also said that besides the five mobile facilities, the NICVD is also running a clinic on II Chundrigar Road to provide emergency first aid services to cardiac patients.

Of all the patients who visited the mobile units, 1,500 were diagnosed with heart attacks and they were immediately transferred to the main NICVD for angioplasties after giving them necessary first aid, Dr Qamar said. For heart patients, time is of the essence and if we lose the initial time, there are chances that the patients’ condition will become critical, he explained.

Terming traffic congestion a menace for residents of the city, Dr Qamar said the mobile units were a great help as cardiac patients living nearby them were saved from travelling long distances and getting stuck in traffic jams to reach the main facility.

According to the director, around 11,000 patients who visited the mobile units had no cardiac issues and actually suffered simple chest or gastric pain, which they mistook for cardiac pain. “If all these patients had flocked to the NICVD, it would have created an unnecessary rush in the main emergency ward of the institute. The mobile units have helped reduce the flow of patients at the main facility,” he said.


The unit has also a facility of ramp to facilitate patients on wheelchair. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN

Serving outside Karachi
A satellite centre of the NICVD has also been functioning in Larkana since May last year.

The 77th Governing Body Meeting of the NICVD, which was held on January 22, 2018, was told that up till then, 704 patients had benefitted from the satellite centre. The centre had also performed 91 angiographies and a weekly paediatric OPD was also being held at the centre.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who attended the meeting, pledged to provide funds for the completion of the remaining construction work at the satellite centre in Larkana.

The meeting was also informed about the NICVD satellite centres in Tando Muhammad Khan and Hyderabad, which have been functioning since October and November last year respectively.

Sindh excels in public health domain, says Bilawal

Dr Qamar briefed the meeting that till then, 303 patients had received treatment at the centre in Tando Muhammad Khan. As many as 80 angiographies had been performed at the centre, which had also been providing echocardiography facilities. Regarding the NICVD centre in Hyderabad, Dr Qamar said it had been providing treatment to cardiac patients and 88 angiographies had been performed at the centre till then.

The CM and board members appreciated the NICVD’s services and allowed the institute to fill its vacant positions of specialists and other staff at the meeting. “This is proving to be the best, free-of-cost and approachable service for poor and helpless patients,” the CM remarked. He also directed Dr Qamar to set up 40 more units in rural areas of the province.

Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro, Deputy Sindh Assembly Speaker Shehla Raza, MPA Dr Sohrab Sarki, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Health Secretary Dr Fazlullah Pechuho, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali and others attended the meeting.

With an additional input from our correspondent

Source: The Express Tribune (Monday, 19 Feb 2018)

NICVD’s 1st Certification Ceremony of Intervention Cardiology Fellowship Program

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD proudly conducted its first Certification Ceremony of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. It was held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Karachi. A total of 13 fellows were awarded certificates for successfully completing post-fellowship training in the sub-specialty of interventional cardiology. Speaker Sindh Assembly, Mr. Agha Siraj Khan Durrani  was the honorable Chief Guest of the ceremony.

In his welcome address, Executive Director of NICVD, Professor Nadeem Qamar said that it gives him great pleasure to welcome all participants to the first Ceremony of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD.  By the grace of Almighty Allah, we have achieved this milestone through the untiring efforts of our dedicated faculty members and trainees and we have gathered here today to celebrate our collective achievement.

He said that it is great pride and honour for NICVD to conduct its first Certification Ceremony of Interventional Cardiology fellowship Program. This program focuses at producing skilled doctors, equipped with the highest standards of leadership and management skills as well as ethical practices so that they are able to function as competent and compassionate specialists.

Professor Nadeem Qamar said that National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD is one of the leading centers for Post-graduate Training in Adult Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology, Anaesthesiology, and Cardiac Surgery and Post-fellowship Training in Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardio-thoracic Anaesthesiology. We also offer Post-graduate Diploma in Cardiology. It is a matter of great pride that 44 fellows cleared FCPS and 43 trainees cleared diploma in Cardiology during 2015-2017.

NICVD’s Executive Director added that for over half a century, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases has tirelessly endeavored to excel in cardiovascular patient-care, training and research. With more than 300 highly qualified surgeons, doctors and trainees, we have provided superior services to our patients requiring emergency care, admission and consultation.

He said that today, we are seeing the culmination of this hard work and at this grand ceremony; our 13 fellows have received their certificates. It is a rewarding and proud day for the NICVD. We prepare our residents and fellows for future leadership in academic medicine as clinical specialists. NICVD is committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in medical education and clinical research for the benefit of humanity. He thanked Sindh Government for their endless support and further appreciated the efforts of NICVD team for their endless endeavours.

At this occasion, Professor Syed Nadeem Hassan Rizvi (Professor of Interventional Cardiology, NICVD) said that I find immense pride to celebrate NICVD’s first Certification Ceremony of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. It is the culmination of the combined efforts of our faculty, staff, parents and most of all our fellows. Our training program has an excellent history and track record of interventional cardiologists with excellent clinical and procedural skills in both coronary interventions.

He further added that NICVD has introduced innovative teaching methods in keeping with modern global trends to ensure that its students and faculty are fully equipped to face the challenges of a rapidly developing world. I would like to congratulate the fellows, their parents and the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases on this momentous occasion and wish them for success in future.

Congratulating the fellows and their parents, Honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Agha Siraj Khan Durrani (Speaker, Sindh Assembly) said that it is a matter of enormous pride and honour for NICVD to conduct its first Ceremony of Interventional Cardiology. I acknowledge the positive impact of systems and processes of NICVD’s Postgraduates program in the areas of healthcare and education not only in Sindh Province but also in all over Pakistan.

He added that National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases is taking important initiatives in order to keep up with these advancements by upgrading curricula, enhancing skills, improving teaching practices, fostering research and setting high standards in line with the international benchmarks, I would like to see the NICVD grow as a leading research institution and earn the highest ranking among national and international academic institutions. I wish NICVD every success in its future endeavours.

The Ceremony was attended by more than 500 health and non-clinical professionals from different institutions.

NICVD doors open to all for free treatment of heart disease: Bilawal

DADU: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that a big hospital of heart in South Asia was established at Karachi in Sindh where it was free of cost treatment to the patients.

He said that it was 70 lacs rupees treatment at other parts of country but it was free of cost treatment of heart diseases at various parts in Sindh after establishment of NICVD hospitals at Karachi, Sehwan, Tando Mohammad Khan, Larkana and Hyderabad.

PPP chairman Bilwal Bhutto Zardari was addressing to a program at Shahbaz Auditorium Sehwan Sharif after inaugurating the NICVD-National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases at Syed Abdullah Institute of Medical Science at Sehwan Sharif on Friday.

He said that congratulated Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to establish NICVD at Sehwan Sharif. He said that it was good efforts that it was free of cost treatment of heart problems with latest equipments. He said that before this it was costly and it was only for rich people but now it was free of cost for all and poor people after establishment NICVD hospitals in Sindh and it was reachable for poor people. He said that

He said that it was group of political people which consists on former three chief ministers of Sindh and ministers and their advisors but they had given anything to the public in their tenure. He said that after establishing such NICVD hospitals in Sindh and now this decision was in the court of public that had need of metro bus service of Punjab and trees of KPK or free treatment like in Sindh. He said that it was 300 beds hospitals in Badin and Thalassamia center in Badin and free ambulance free in Thatta and Sijwal. He said that BISP and policy on union council level was started for women to support them financially to pass their lives. He said that to stop Dhamal at shrine of lal Shahbaz, suicide blast was conducted. Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that all terrorists involved in Sehwan blast were arrested and restoration work of shrine was conducted timely.

While, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited shrine of Hazrat Qalandar lal Shahbaz. Sindh chief chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah briefed about Sehwan Blasts and ongoing work of the shrine.

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Syed Nasir minister Information minister, Dr Sikandar ali Mandhro health minister, , MNA malik Asad Sikandar, Dr Sikandar Shoro and health secretary Dr Fazllullah Pechoho accompanied the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Source: Daily Times (January 13, 2018)

NICVD told to induct 65 more mobile chest pain units

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday ordered the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease (NICVD) to induct 25 more mobile chest pain units in Karachi and 40 more in rural Sindh.

“This is proving to be a best, free of cost and approachable service for poor and helpless patients,” he said while presiding over 77th governing body meeting of NICVD and appreciated its mobile unit services through which 1,8700 patients of chest pain have been examined and given first aid.

The board meeting was attended by Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, MPA Dr Sohrab Sarki, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary health Fazal Pechuho, Executive Director JPMC Dr Seemi Jamali, Executiev Director NICVD Dr Nadeem Qamar, Arif Habib and others.

Source: Daily Times (January 24, 2018)

Sindh CM directs NICVD to induct 65 more mobile chest pain units

KARACHI : Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday ordered the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease (NICVD) to induct 25 more mobile chest pain units in Karachi and 40 more in rural Sindh.

“This is proving to be a best, free of cost and approachable service for poor and helpless patients,” he said while presiding over 77th governing body meeting of NICVD and appreciated its mobile unit services through which 1,8700 patients of chest pain have been examined and given first aid.

The board meeting was attended by Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, MPA Dr Sohrab Sarki, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary health Fazal Pechuho, Executive Director JPMC Dr Seemi Jamali, Executiev Director NICVD Dr Nadeem Qamar, Arif Habib and others.

Briefing the board, Executive Director NICVD Dr Nadeem Qamar said that the NICVD had launched five mobile chest pain units in the city.

“These units were deployed in the areas of Gulshan-i-Iqbal in May, Gulbai in July, Malir in July and Nagan Chowarngi in November,” he said.

Nadeem Qamar said that 18700 patients, including 13661 male and 5039 female patients were examined by the doctors and concerned staff deployed on the mobile units. He said that among the 18700 patients, 8399 were cardiac, 10,201 non-cardiac and 8904 were referred to NICVD and 9796 were discharged.

The chief minister was told that the NICVD Satellite Center Larkana was made functional on May 13, 2017.

“This satellite has benefited 704 patient, including performing 91 angiographies, 160 early invasive, four elective PCI and 499 primary PCI. Weekly pediatric OPD is conducted there,” he said.

The CM on the pointation of the executive director NICVD said that he would provide necessary funds for completion of the reaming construction work of the Satellite center Larkana.

Giving details of NICVD Satellite Center Tando Mohammad Khan, Dr Nadeem said that it was started on October 19, 2017 and so far 303 patients have been given benefit.

He added that 80 angiographies, 101 early invasive, nine elective PCI and 114 primary PCI procedure have been performed there. He said that both adult and Pediatric OPDS and ECHOs are also being performed on a regular basis.

Giving details of NICVD Hyderabad he told the board that it started functioning from November 25, 2017 and so far it has performed over all 88 procedures, including 7 angiographies, 10 early invasive, two elective PCI and 69 primary PCIs.

Murad Shah directed executive director NICVD to put up request for funds for Hyderabad Satellite.

The chief minister and the board members appreciated the services of the NICVD and also allowed the NICVD to fill its vacant positions of specialists and other staff.

Source: Pak Observer (January 24, 2018)

State-of-the-Art NICVD established at Sehwan Sharif

SEHWAN SHARIF: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases – NICVD Karachi in collaboration with Government of Sindh established one more NICVD Centre to provide state of the art Cardiovascular Services to the people of Sindh province at their doorstep in Sehwan Sharif now.

Honorable Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated NICVD’s fourth Satellite Centre at Sayed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Sciences, Sehwan on January 12, 2018. The Inaugural Ceremony was also attended by Honorable Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Honorable Health Minister Sindh, Dr. Sikandar Ali Mandhro, Health Secretary Sindh, Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, district administration and hospital management.

Addressing the Inaugural ceremony, Executive Director, NICVD, Professor Nadeem Qamar said that It gives him immense pleasure that NICVD being one of the best cardiac hospital of this country, has stepped into Sehwan now and is providing major cardiac facilities especially Interventional Cardiology in collaboration with the Government of Sindh to the people of Sindh at their doorstep for free.

NICVD Centres at Larkana, Tando Muhammad Khan and Hyderabad has been doing wonders and saving lives. 751 heart patients at NICVD Larkana, 337 at NICVD Tando Muhammad Khan, 134 at NICVD Hyderabad and 22 at NICVD Sehwan were treated successfully since the inception of these centres in April 2017, October 2017, November 2017 and December 2017 respectively.***

Source: Daily Times (January 13, 2018)

NICVD establishes sixth Chest Pain Unit near I.I. Chundrigar Road

Karachi: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases – NICVD in collaboration with the Government of Sindh and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has launched its 6th “Chest Pain Unit” in Karachi near I.I. Chundrigar, to facilitate patients with chest pain with easy access and free of cost services.

Professor Nadeem Qamar Executive Director, NICVD and Secretary to Governing Body formally inaugurated the 6th Chest Pain Unit – CPU on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at Railway road, opposite to Miskeen Gali near I.I. Chundrigar Road.

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases – NICVD introduced a new era of heart healthcare with the inauguration of its first CPU under Gulshan-e-Iqbal Chowrangi Flyover, Second under Gulbai Flyover, third under Malir Halt Flyover, fourth under Qayyumabad Chowrangi, 5th under Nagan Chowrangi flyover have been serving people successfully and treating thousands of patients monthly. This service is one of its kind and is available for 24/7 throughout the year.

These Chest Pain Units are well-equipped facilities and have the appropriate diagnostic testing available to identify patients with an acute heart attack and is also equipped to resuscitate patients who become unstable. CPUs are functionally design for providing preliminary emergency care to heart attack patients. After providing initial treatment, the patient will be shifted immediately to the tertiary care setup at NICVD Cath Lab.**

Source: Daily Times (January 04, 2018)