Construction of new emergency block of PIC enters final stage


Construction of 200-bedded new emergency block in Punjab Institute of Cardiology is in its final stage and the first phase pertaining of 100 beds would expectedly be completed in January and the second phase of remaining 100 beds would be completed in June 2016.
The new angiography machine would also be installed in the new emergency block. Moreover, construction of a 140 beds ward on the first floor of new emergency block is also part of the plan.
This was stated by the Medical Superintended of PIC Dr Suhail Saqlain here on Sunday. He said that College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, keeping in view the performance of PIC has recognised the Institution for Fellowship of FCPS in Electrophysiology. Dr Suhail Saqlain said that PIC has become first Pakistani Health Institution having this unique honour. He said that Punjab chief minister is paying special attention to improve the performance of PIC and under his directions the Chief executive of PIC and his team are endeavoring hard to resolve the difficulties and provide maximum treatment facilities to the cardiac patients. Saqlain further said that foreign trained cardiac surgeons have been deputed in PIC who are doing more than 10 cardiac surgeries on daily bases to reduce the waiting list which is very lengthy.
Dr Suhal Saqlain further said that special attention is being paid to facilitate the patients and their attendants including provision of wheel-chairs, beds for patients and chairs and drinking water for attendants in waiting area. He said that reception and registration counters have also been set up in emergency to facilitate the patients. Suhail further said that all the machines including angiography and CT angiography have been made functional. He said that an obsolete model angiography machine which was out of order, has been made functional locally and a new angiography machine which was non-functional for the last one year, has also been made functional. He said that a modern pathology laboratory equipped with latest diagnostic gadgets also been set up. Dr Suhail Saqlain informed that the atmosphere of the PIC is also made patients friendly and pleasant by horticulture and new rosy plants, flowers and green belts have been planted to give a beautiful look to the hospital. He said establishing of Preventive Cardiology Centre and making automation system for the Institute with the help of Punjab Information Technology board is also part of planning which would made PIC a specialized model hospital.