433,437 patients treated at FIC OPD in 2017

FAISALABAD: As many as 433,437 patients were provided medical treatment facilities at Outdoor Patients Department (OPD) and 1342 cardiac surgeries were carried out in Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology (FIC) during last year 2017.

Giving details, MS Dr. Rai Zulfiqar informed that during 2017, angiography of 7076 patients and angioplasty of 1638 patients were done in the institution.

He said that 16,512 patients were treated in emergency while 96,005 heart patients were given medicines from emergency outdoor besides 7955 patients had been admitted indoor, similarly 51145 Echocardiography were done.

He said that 250-beds hospital had 14 different departments and best medical treatment facilities at emergency department, OPD, CCU, ICU, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT), Pathology Theatres, Radiology and other departments are available in the FIC.

The MS said that the provision of CT Angiography machine, strengthening of operation theatre service for paediatrics and congenital heart disease, residential staff colony phase II, provision of new OPD block, 54 bedded cardiology block at 4th floor, provision/revamping of HTLT substation and other health facilities are containing in future plan of Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology.