Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that his government would meet financial requirements of National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD) and its eight satellites because it was doing best service in the region.
This he said while presiding over a meeting of NICVD board here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister Health Dr. Azra Pechuho, MPAs Dr. Sohrab Sarki, Dr. Shajila Leghari, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, VC Sindh Jinnah Medical University Prof. Tarqi Rafi, Executive Director NICVD Dr. Nadeem Qamar and other members.
The meeting was told that during 2019, up to August 31, the NICVD has provided treatment to 779,311 patients while 260,275patients have been given treatment in its 11 Chest Pain units and 633,400 patients were treated in its eight satellite units.
The NICVD has 11 chest pain units of them nine are in the Karachi city while two other are in Ghotki and Tando Bago.
The NICVD has established eight satellite centers all over Sindh. They are Larkana, Tando Mohammad Khan, Hyderabad, Sehwan, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Mithi and Khairpur. The NICVD Karachi during up to August 2019 has done 6385 angiographies, 2399 heart surgeries.
The NICVD director told the chief minister that they needed funds of around Rs5 billion immediately so that the expenditures of free of cost patients could be met. The chief minister directed Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi to sit with NICVD Executive Director and meet his financial requirement.