The Sindh government changed the name of NICVD to SICVD

The Sindh government changed the name of NICVD to SICVD

The National Institute of Cardiology (NICVD) was renamed as Sindh Institute of Cardiology (SICVD).

Earlier, the Sindh Assembly had passed a resolution on the change, Dawn reported.

The former NICVD and current SICVD is the world’s largest health network, with 10 hospitals and 22 chest and pain units across the province for the treatment of patients with heart disease.

Allegations of withholding free treatment at NICVD denied

According to officials, about 1.9 million patients were provided free treatment at SIVD last year, including 3,227 surgeries and 17,000 percutaneous coronary interventions.

In November 2021, doctors treated a stroke patient to prevent blood clots in the brain.

The hospital was started from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) in 1956 with 10 wards. had gone.

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The hospital served as a non-governmental organization for 8 years, but in 1979 it was unanimously subordinated to the government by the government and the Ministry of Health.

The present administration of the SICVD is subordinate to the Government of Sindh and its Board of Governors is headed by the Chief Minister.

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