Monday, May 23, 2011

NICVD Karachi evening clinics got immense popularity

The evening clinics, started at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in February this year has gained immense popularity among the heart patients of the city.

NICVD Executive Director Prof Khan Shah Zaman told APP, the other day, that these clinics have particularly helped in providing primary angioplasty support to the mid-income group patients.

“The essential and emergency medical support was provided to patients who were either suffering from heart attack or at high risk to the condition,” elaborated the surgeon in reply to a question.

He said the patients visiting or brought to the NICVD evening clinics mainly comprised white-collar people who were unable to visit hospitals in the morning hours, due to job constraints.