National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) is setting up seven satellite centers in different cities of the Sindh by 2018 end to undergo complex treatment of heart diseases of the masses.
NICVD has achieved a milestone setting up a satellite centres in Larkana which has been functional since May 2017 and has been providing free cardiac emergency, primary PCI (angioplasty during heart attack) and pediatric cardiology services.
Three more such centers are expected to be functional in Tando Muhammad Khan, Sehwan & Sukkur in 2017. On top of that, four more NICVD satellites in Nawabshah, Khairpur, Hyderabad and Mithi would be operational in the following year.
NICVD Satellites & Expansion Plans
This network of NICVD satellites will be providing prompt and easily accessible cardiac services to the population of entire Sindh at their doorstep.
NICVD is committed to providing state-of-the-art cardiac services to the people of Sindh and in last two and half years, it has launched many programs for the population of Karachi and entire Sindh Province, namely initiation of totally free of cost services for all General In-patients & Out-patients at NICVD Karachi and establishment of Chest Pain Units under flyover at different localities of Karachi Metropolis.
The infrastructure will also be expanded and new buildings will be constructed to add more space for better services.
This expansion plan includes construction of an independent OPD facility, separate Pediatric Cardiac Unit, an Adult Cardiology Block and rehabilitation of the existing block.
NICVD Celebrating World Heart Day
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases-NICVD is celebrating World Heart Day with an international theme of “Share the Power”.
World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD). This World Heart Day, our focus is on creating heart-healthy environments.
By ensuring the people are able to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play; World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk and promotes a heart healthy planet for those around us.
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases organized a workshop and awareness campaign emphasizing healthy practices for healthy heart.
On this occasion Executive Director, NICVD, Professor Nadeem Qamar said that heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the world today. He said that many people mistakenly think of heart disease and stroke as conditions that only affect old ages. However, a large number of younger people suffer heart attack and stroke.
He further added that lifestyle choices; including eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following instructions of healthcare professionals, can help protect the heart and brain health. He emphasized that get your blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol checked on regular intervals.