SUKKUR: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Wednesday called for upgrading the departments of cardiology at Sukkur Civil Hospital and other teaching and non-teaching public hospitals so that patients could get proper medical treatment near their homes.
Khursheed Shah was presiding over a meeting on heart treatment facilities in Sukkur.
Sindh Minister for Information and Transport Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sukkur Commissioner Dr Muhammad Usman Chachar, Sukkur Deputy Commissioner Raheem Bux Maitlo, Sukkur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amjad Shaikh also attended the meeting.
Health experts suggested that the government should strengthen the existing cardiology institutes in the city, and establish a separate one in Sukkur to make treatment easily accessible for the people in northern Sindh.
The meeting suggested that the NICVD should send its experts and paramedics to hospitals in Sukkur to train doctors and paramedics.
Sindh Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that there was an urgent need for a new cardiovascular diseases institute on the pattern of NICVD in Sukkur so that people don’t have to go to Karachi all the way from Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobababad, Kashmore and other far-flung areas.