Patients suffer as NICVD runs out of medicines

Across the province


Our Correspondent November 09, 2018
The main National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Karachi. PHOTO: NICVD

KARACHI: The country's largest hospital of heart diseases — the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) — in Karachi has been deprived of medicines.

Medicines have disappeared from NICVD's outpatient and emergency departments.

The head of NICVD's medicine department has informed NICVD Executive Director Dr Nadeem Qamar about the shortage of medicines officially in writing. According to the documents availaible with The Express Tribune, basic medicines of heart-related diseases are non-existent in the hospital while lifesaving medicines, along with other 200 medicines are also not available in the hospital either.

Not only in Karachi, medicines are also not available in all centres of the hospital across the province.

Meanwhile, Dr Qamar denied the shortage of medicines and said that there is no restriction in provision of medicines. Provision of medicines to the patients is being ensured, he claimed.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2018.

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