PM PIMS to start providing emergency care to cardiac patients by February 2013

Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday visited Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences PIMS and inaugurated Organ Transplant Centre and Cardiac Centre.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister for SAFRON, Eng Shaukatullah, Minster for CADD, Mr. Nazar Muhammad Gondal, MD Pakistan Baitul Mal, Mr. Zamrud Khan and other senior officials.

The Executive Director PIMS and Secretary Ministry of CADD apprised the Prime Minister about the Organ Transplant centre.

They said that the Centre would contribute in early detection of liver and kidney diseases. The team of professional at PIMS has completed the civil works and renovations. The entire equipment is ready and essential trained human resources have been hired.

The Prime Minister was apprised that the centre is fully functional and it comprises of an Outpatient Department, a newly built operation theatre and Intensive Care Unit with state of the art technology.

He was informed that PIMS would carry out transplant and charge Rs. 01 million while the rest of the cost would be borne by Pakistan Baitul Maal.

The Prime Minister was further apprised about the state of the art Cardiac Centre which is the only public sector care facility at the tertiary care level with referral from the Islamabad Capital Territory as well as from four provinces, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Cardiac Centre of PIMS would also be linked with Rescue 1122 ambulances in Islamabad to start prompt treatment of cardiac patients on their way to the hospital.

The ECG would be relayed to the hospitals live where doctor would be able to start treatment while patient is on the way to hospital. The service is likely to be introduced by February 2013.

The Prime Minister appreciated the Ministry of CADD for taking steps for ensuring better health facilities to the residents of Islamabad. He appreciated the dedication of Minister for CADD.

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