KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday approved Rs10 billion funds for National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was chairing a session related to NICVD where the approval was given. During the session, the chief minister said that the provincial government provides Rs10.1 billion funds for NICVD every year.
He said the Sindh government has built the NICVD as an excellent institution which provides cardiovascular treatment to the people across Sindh. He vowed to further strengthen the NICVD for the benefit of the citizens.
CM Sundh said they have not neglected any institution and has developed the NICVD, National Institute of Child Health (NICH) and the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). He said they do not want to be involved in any tussle as it affects state institutions.
The chief minister directed authorities to immediately release the funds to the NICVD.
NICVD caters to cardiovascular needs of patients from all provinces. The Government of Sindh decided to expand the cardiac facility out of Karachi and introduce Chest pain Units and Satellite Centers.
The main facility of the NICVD was in Karachi. The institute has been operating in eight other parts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sehwan, Tando Muhammad Khan, Mithi, Larkana, Khairpur and Sukkur.