Dow Institute of Cardiology opens for public at Ojha Campus

KARACHI: The Governor Sindh & Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan along on Monday inaugurated Dow Institute of Cardiology (DIOC) and Installation of Gas Power Plant at a ceremony to mark twelve-year anniversary of Dow University of Health Sciences held at DUHS Ojha Campus.

Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Science (DUHS) Prof Masood Hameed Khan and senior faculty members of the University were also present on this occasion. The Dow Institute of Cardiology has been established at Ojha Campus at tertiary level to provide cardiac care services under one roof for high quality specialized comprehensive and affordable care to all class of patients having best possible cardiac diagnostic and treatment facilities.

The department of Dow Institute of Cardiology will include preventive cardiology, clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology, paediatric cardiology, cardiology electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic Surgery & anaesthesiology.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, while talking to the inaugural ceremony said that with the establishment of DIOC, a longstanding demand has been fulfilled. He said that establishment of OT Complex is a milestone. Need was also felt for services to be provided to patients suffering from cardiac problems.

He said established public sectors centres like NICVD, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases have been providing affordable services to a large part of this mega city yet the people living in areas like Gulshan, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir, Safoora Goth have to travel long distances to avail these services.

He further said that today by inaugurating Dow Institute of Cardiology Dow University is fulfilling its promise to the society. The problems of a mega city which is growing at a rapid pace in an unplanned manner are sometimes beyond control. One area which although has improved in the last few years yet still can create interruptions in providing quality health care is the electricity supply, as all equipments are dependent upon it.

The university has multiple standby power generators to provide uninterrupted electricity, yet today by operationalizing a One Megawatt Gas Turbine Generator is a leap forward. This shows the forward planning of the Dow University team. It is leaving no stone unturned to accomplish its goal for providing health care to the citizens of this province.

VC, DUHS, Prof Masood Hameed Khan briefed the audience about the accomplishment of the University since its inception.

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