Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Coordinating Committee and Member Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan said the Sindh government wants to destroy the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).
“First, the Karachi Institute of Heart Disease is not being funded and now it is conspiring to destroy this heart hospital in Karachi by subjugating it which we will not allow to happen under any circumstances,” he added.
He expressed these views in a protest against the Sindh government in front of the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases under the MQM Medical Aid Committee. The hospital was built in 2006 for the poor and middle class people living in Karachi.
The Sindh government’s takeover of the Karachi Institute of Heart Disease is a continuation of its takeover of Karachi’s institutions.
KMC is an institution now while the administrator Karachi himself admits that he cannot run this hospital, because no share is being given to run the hospital which is the responsibility of Sindh government, he informed
This hospital is Karachi’s hospital where Sindh government has to put its name. He said that despite spending Rs 240 billion, there is no standard hospital in Sindh and there is no cure for dog bites.
He said that the budget of NICVD is more than Rs 6 billion, angiography and angioplasty of Rs 8 million is done in NICVD.
NICVD has more than seven and half thousand employees and now they are performing duties in the homes of government ministers.
Why don’t these ministers treat their relatives in NICVD? The staffs are coming here and making lists of goods here, he claimed.
The members of the Sindh Assembly have only come to inform through the media that we will not allow this hospital to be occupied and we are going to file a petition in the court in this regard. We hoped that the court will look into these matters and issue judgments on them soon.