Free Of Cost Cardiac Surgery Begins At NICVD: Larkana

MN Report 01:23 PM, 27 Oct, 2021
Free Of Cost Cardiac Surgery Begins At NICVD: Larkana
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KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has achieved yet another milestone by initiating free of cost heart bypass surgery at their Larkana branch.

Larkana is the first city in interior Sindh to have a satellite NICVD centre where facilities of angioplasty and angiography as well as cardiac OPD are available. It became the fourth city of Sindh to have the facility of open-heart surgery, following NICVD Karachi, Sukkur and Tando Muhammad Khan.

Dr Ali Raza Mangi, cardiac surgeon, and Kamal Kumar, anesthesiologist, performed open-heart surgery. Dr Ali Raza Mangi said that the patient was stable and recovering. He reminisced how the patient was overwhelmed with joy when told that he would be operated on closer to home. He also added that the people of Larkana and adjoining areas are jubilant over the successful bypass surgery being accessible.

Congratulating the team, Prof. Nadeem Qamar, the Executive Director of NICVD, said the facility of open-heart surgery at the NICVD Satellite Center in Larkana, which is a historic day for the people of Sindh.

Earlier, people had to travel to Karachi for even cardiac OPDs and other more minor issues related to heart. Still, now we have established Satellite Centers in 9 cities of Sindh, which have been providing state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to patients at their doorstep, totally free of cost.