DUHS establishes cardiology institute

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on Thursday inaugurated the Dow Institute of Cardiology (DIOC) and a gas power plant at a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at the university’s Ojha campus.

Officials said the DIOC had been established at the tertiary level to provide high-quality, specialised, comprehensive and affordable cardiac care services under one roof to patients hailing from all segments of society.

They said the facility had the best possible cardiac diagnostic and treatment facilities, which included preventive cardiology, clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology, paediatric cardiology, cardiology electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and anaesthesiology.

Governor Ibad said a long-standing need of the people was being met with the establishment of the DIOC. He said that the establishment of the operating theatre complex was a milestone.

He added that the established public sector facilities like the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases had been providing affordable services to a large part of the mega city yet people living in areas like Gulshan, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Malir, and Safoora Goth had to travel long distances to avail such services.Officials said the university had multiple standby generators to provide uninterrupted electricity, and termed the commissioning of the one-megawatt gas turbine generator as a leap forward.

Prof Masood Hameed Khan, vice chancellor of the DUHS, also spoke.

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