Fearing NICVD?s transfer to Centre, PA passes bill to establish Sindh?s own heart hospital

As a Supreme Court order can possibly hand three major health facilities in Karachi, including the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), over to the federal government, the Sindh Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to establish the Sindh Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (SICVD).The SICVD will not be replacing the main NICVD facility in Karachi; however, the new entity will comprise all the eight existing satellite centres of the institute in various regions of Sindh as well as the seven chest pain units functioning at different places in Karachi.The headquarters of the proposed SICVD would be either in Karachi or Sukkur. According to the Sindh Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Bill 2018, the new institute would comprise a 250-bed cardiac-care hospital in Sukkur as well as all the eight existing NICVD’s satellite centres in Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sukkur, Sehwan, Khairpur, Mithi, Larkana and Nawabshah.In addition to the satellite…

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