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)