KARACHI- With the inauguration of a 14-bed well-equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center’s (JPMC) Chest Medicine Department (CMD), people suffering from different chest diseases will now be provided much better treatment facilities.
The ICU is also equipped with ventilators and other necessary gadgets.
The inaugural ceremony of the ICU, built at a cost of Rs25 million under public-private partnership initiative, was jointly performed by CMD’s head, Prof Dr Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi and Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s chief executive officer Syed Wamiq Bukhari.
JPMC’s executive director Prof Anis Bhatti, joint executive director Dr Seemi Jamali, Prof Syed Tariq Rafi, Prof Tariq Mehmood, Prof Iqbal Afridi, Dr Jawaid Jamali et al. were also present at the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Nadeem Rizvi said ICU comprises 14 beds and 14 ventilators.
With the setting up the ICU, the JPMC’s CMD has become first public sector hospital to have this facility, he added.
At the outset, he said that the JPMC being the largest teaching hospital of Sindh is visited by thousands of people from across the country.