Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, paid a visit to National Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease (NICVD) to express solidarity with protesting employees of the institute.
Haleem Adil Sheikh accompanied with member Sindh Assembly Saeed Afridi, PTI leader Gohar Khattak and others arrived at protest camp and assured the protesting employees that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will join their protest if their genuine demands are not met.Haleem Adil Sheikh, while talking to media persons at the occasion said that patients were already not getting adequate healthcare facilities at NICVD and now nurses, paramedical staff and other employees of the institute were compelled to stage protest for fulfillment of their demands.
He said that Sindh government claimed that people from abroad come to NICVD for treatment but state of the affairs there was extremely distressing. “NICVD is no more a center for curing hearts but become a heartbreaking hospital,” he commented.
He said that due to non availability of stunts in the institute a number of patients were treated with balloon angioplasty from 17 to 25 September that tantamount to deceiving the patients and a clear violation of medical ethics. The annual budget of NICVD was Rs. 12 billion while in the last few years they have also received additional funds amounting to Rs. 41 billions but the institute was being run on Zakat from previous six months.