World Heart Day: Healthcare for all is the most salient agenda of PPP’s Sindh government, says Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

KARACHI. SEPTEMBER 28: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the healthcare for all is the most salient agenda of PPP’s Sindh government, especially the treatment of heart diseases completely free of cost. Sindh government has proudly opened a number National Institutes of cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and NICVD Satellite Centres in many districts of the province, which are catering to the need of the indigent and all people alike.
This he said in his message on the occasion of World heart Day. This falls every 29th of September.
He said that PPP has laid a detailed programme for the healthcare, health facilities in the province and the programme is being implemented across the province.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that since the cost of treatment of heart ailments is expensive and hence not only the poor but also the rich can’t, too, afford it. Sindh government has established state of the art heart care facilities, which are not only catering to the people of Sindh but the ailing fraternity from other provinces is also availing standard heart care at NICVDs free of cost.
PPP Chairman said that at NICVDs, patients get angioplasty, stunt fixing and placement of pacemakers absolutely free and even the patients are served with complete care that includes free meal and other necessities during period of treatment.
He said that Sindh government has gracefully established these free heart centrs and allocated a huge sum in this regard.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that the Sindh government has so far opened eight satellite centres of NICVD in Larkana, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Sehwan, Mithi, Khairpur and Nawabshah. Bedsides, the NICVD under People’s government of Sindh has made available Chest Pain Units at seven different locations of Karachi to facilitate the citizens. This service is one of its kinds and is available for 24/7 throughput the year.
It may may recalled that NICVD takes care of 400,000 patients in OPD, 37000 inpatients and about 200,000 emergency patients annually.

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