(NICVD) Tando Muhammad Khan performed a successful open heart surgery procedure on a two-year-old baby, Abbas Ali.

Spokesperson, NICVD, said a new history was created in the cardiac care on Wednesday when a two-member team of surgeons, led-by Dr Shohail Khan Bangash (Head of Paeds Cardiac Surgery, NICVD) and Dr Saad Badar Zakai (Paeds Cardiac Surgeon, NICVD), along with paeds cardiologist Dr Abdul Sattar Shaikh and anesthesiologist Dr Amin Khuwaja performed the first free of charge open heart surgery on the baby.

The surgeons said that the baby from Badin was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The baby is stable and recovering now, they said. They added the people of Tando Muhammad Khan and its adjoining areas were jubilant over the successful open heart surgery on the baby in an area closeby. They said that the baby will be able to live a normal and healthy life no different from any other child of his age.

Congratulating NICVD’s surgeons team, Executive Director of NICVD Prof Nadeem Qamar stated: “This is a huge achievement of NICVD to perform first paeds open heart surgery at NICVD Tando Muhammad Khan 100% free, because this major cardiac surgery used to be done only in big cities of the country or abroad. With initiation of this cardiac surgery facilities, we will be able to provide comprehensive cardiology care to paeds patients.”

NICVD aims at bridging the gap of heart healthcare across Sindh province and ensuring that we provide specialized care at the doorstep of every needy patient.

He further added that NICVD TMK, a 100-bed specialized facility, had performed more than 150 adult cardiac surgeries so far within a short span of time while thousands of patients were being also treated free of cost. NICVD Tando Muhammad Khan follows international standard in terms of healthcare and is providing all basic and major cardiac healthcare services, including cardiac emergency, consulting clinics, interventional cardiology and critical care for the population of TMK and its peripheries.