Punjab Govt To Provide 24/7 Angioplasty Facility In Cardiac Hospitals

The Punjab government will provide patients with 24/7 primary angioplasty services in all of the province’s cardiac hospitals.

The Punjab government will provide patients with 24/7 primary angioplasty services in all of the province’s cardiac hospitals.

This was revealed by Punjab Caretaker Health Minister Dr Javaid Akram on Sunday while presiding over a meeting hosted by the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department. He goes over the steps that will be taken to provide patients with heart disease with 24/7 access to primary angioplasty.

The officers in charge briefed the caretaker minister thoroughly. He stated that Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi had already approved the provision of 24/7 primary angioplasty services to heart patients.

He claimed that primary angioplasty was the world’s most advanced technology for treating heart patients. He directed that all cardiac hospitals in Punjab send their recommendations in this regard as soon as possible. “Primary angioplasty is very important in the treatment and cure of patients suffering from heart diseases,” he added.

Dr Javaid Akram said that a report should be submitted every week about primary angioplasty of patients from all cardiology hospitals. In this regard, a dashboard would also be designed with the help of the PITB, he said.

The caretaker minister said that more doctors would also be given modern training to provide 24/7 primary angioplasty facility to patients in cardiac hospitals of the province.

Punjab Health Secretary Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi said that seven machines were fully operational in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology: one in Shaikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan, four in the Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, two in Bahawalpur, and four in the Multan Institute of Cardiology.

Special Secretary Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Additional Secretary Khalid Parvez, Deputy Secretary Dr. Ayesha, CEO Punjab Institute of Cardiology Professor Dr Bilal Mohiuddin, Executive Director Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology Professor Dr. Janjam Jalal, MD Children’s Hospital Lahore Prof. Dr. Muhammad Salim, MS Jinnah Hospital Dr. Amjad, MS PIC Dr. Tahaseen, Zubair Akram from Pakistan Society of International Cardiology and administration of Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, MS PIC Bahawalpur, Principal DG Khan Medical College, Shaikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Professor Dr. Mahmood Ayaz and other officers participated in the meeting.

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