Karachi: The administration Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) urgently require specialist doctors, skilled staff nurses and technical staff to run newly-established private wards and operation theatres of the health facility.
According to sources, KIHD administration with a view to generating additional funds had recently set up a private ward with 48 rooms (24 of them have already been made functional), two ICUs and five angiography machines. The KIHD administration is planning to open more operation theaters and one more new ward, they added.
Admitting that number of visiting patients has declined in the last few years at the KIHD because of non-supply of medicines, the sources said that needy patients in the wake of KMC’s financial crisis were compelled to purchase costly medicines from private medical stores at exorbitant prices.
“KIHD being the second largest cardiac hospital of the city has been providing treatment facilities to the poor patients from its limited resources but due to no non-supply of medicines the number of visiting patients has declined in the institution,” they said, adding that the health facility was not only catering to the needs of heart patients from Karachi, but a number of patients hailing from the interior of Sindh and Balochistan have also been visiting the health facility for the treatment of cardiac diseases,” they added.