National Institute of cardiovascular diseases Karachi is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year (1963-2013).
The first Tertiary centre of its kind in the Indian subcontinent has accomplished the three major tasks for which it has been established.
a. Training of Doctors and Paramedics in the field of cardiology, Cardiac Surgery etc.
More than one hundred Specialists have been produced over the last fifty years, serving the nation in various setup across the country. Hundred of doctors trained and received Diploma in Cardiology from this institute.
b. Research and Co-ordination with centers of excellence in the field of Cardiology, various
Studies trials and research has been conducted in collaboration with renowned cardiac setup in developed countries.
c. Provision of state of the art treatment in the field of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.
All the above stated tasks have been accomplished.
Today there are seven Cardiac Catheterization Labs, Seven Surgical Theatres, and Departments of Non invasive and Invasive cardiology.
Daily around 1500-2000 visit OPD, 500 attend ER and more than 100 Cardiac Emergencies are admitted daily.
This is the only public sector setup in this country with facility for of Primary Coronary Angioplasty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
More than two thirds of the patients receives entire treatment at highly subsidized charges. For those who cannot afford. Institute provide all facilities through zakat, donations & charities
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