NICVD establishes its 15th Chest Pain Unit in Jacobabad at JIMS
KARACHI: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in collaboration with the Government of Sindh has inaugurated its 15th “Chest Pain Unit” in Jacobabad at JIMS to facilitate patients with chest pain with easy access and free of cost services.
Mir AijazHussain Khan Jakhrani (Advisor Prison & IPC to Chief Minister Sindh) and Honorable Professor NadeemQamar (Executive Director, NICVD) formally inaugurated the Chest Pain Unit on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Mir AijazHussain Khan Jakhrani on Thursday said that Sindh Government is serving the people of Sindh and this facility is proof of it. Congratulating NICVD administration and Prof. NadeemQamar for saving thousands of lives in entire Sindh by establishing Chest Pain Units and Satellite Centers at different cities of the province.
He further added that NICVD’s CPU is a gift from Sindh Government to the people of Jacobabad and its peripheries. After establishment of this cardiac facility now no any cardiac patient need to go to big cities; because NICVD’s state-of-the-art cardiac facility is available at the doorstep of patients totally free of cost.
On the occasion, Executive Director NICVD Prof. NadeemQamar termed this Chest Pain Unit as a gift to the people of Jacobabad and its peripheries, having chest pain or heart attack could be provided immediate help to save their lives.
“Shortly, the number of Chest Pain Units serving the people of Karachi and other cities would reach 17 and they would be providing heart attack management facilities to the people closer to their homes. After stabilizing their condition, those patients would be transported to main NICVD where they would be provided further specialized treatment”, he added.
“Within last two years, these CPUs saved more than 7,581 lives who were having heart attacks but managed to reach these CPUs where they were given immediate first aid and then they were dispatched to main NICVD where they were given specialized treatment. This shows that Sindh is far ahead in other provinces and the center in serving the masses.
“I would urge media to disseminate information about these CPUs as during last two years, cardiologists and technicians at these CPUs placed at 12 different locations in Karachi and one in Ghotki& one in TandoBago, saved thousands lives who were having heart attacks but could not reach at any tertiary-care hospital on time due to traffic congestion”, he added.
Thanking Sindh Government for providing ample resources to the NICVD for serving people of Sindh and entire Pakistan free of charge, added that at the same time, NICVD and its satellite center provided health facilities to thousands of patients from entire Pakistan.