KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), in collaboration with the Sindh government, inaugurated its 28th chest pain unit at the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) in Karachi to provide immediate and cost-free services to patients experiencing chest pain, ensuring easy access to critical healthcare.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (r) Maqbool Baqar, Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Executive Director of NICVD, Prof Tahir Saghir, and Executive Director of SICVD, Prof Jawaid Akbar Sial.
Addressing the event, CM Justice Baqar highlighted the significance of such initiatives in addressing cardiovascular health challenges. He emphasized the crucial role of timely care in saving lives and promoting a healthier future for citizens.
Acknowledging the challenges of accessing healthcare, especially during rush hours, Justice Baqar praised the quick response and efficient emergency care provided by NICVD's Chest Pain Units. Over 1.2 million individuals have been served by these units in the past seven years, resulting in the saving of over 30,000 lives, he added.
Commending NICVD for its tireless efforts, Justice Baqar called for expanding healthcare infrastructure further to ensure quality services reach all corners of Sindh.
NICVD Director Prof Tahir Saghir hailed the establishment of the unit as a milestone in heart healthcare, saying it would help improve public access to cardiac care facilities.