15 02, 2024

Chest Pain Unit inaugurated at SHC Bar


Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (R) Maqbool Baqar has said that due to easy access to emergency care and quick response, the Chest Pain Units entertained over 1.2 million people in seven years and saved over 30,000 lives. Due to success and apprecia­tion, the demand has grown, and we are planning more units in different [...]

15 11, 2018

5000 lives saved at chest pain units of NICVD in a year


Prof. Nadeem Qamar, NICVD Executive Director while speaking at the first anniversary of Nagan Chowrangi Chest Pain Unit said that lives of more than five thousand people who were having heart attacks were saved at the seven Chest Pain Units (CPUs) of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at Karachi’s various intersections and busy spots [...]

15 05, 2015

Speakers urged to enforce anti-smoking laws


Chest Health and Education Society in collaboration with Department of Chest Medicine, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), organized a Seminar in eve of World Asthma Day recently at JPMC, Karachi. Dr. Javed A. Khan, Chairman of National Alliance for Tobacco Control and Consultant Chest Physician at Aga Khan University urged the government to enforce anti-smoking [...]

15 11, 2011

Smoking and Pollution Responsible for Rising Chronic Lung Disease in Pakistan


Widespread tobacco smoking and the use of fuels such as wood and coal are a major cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The disease poses a major health hazard and unfortunately remains largely under-diagnosed and under-treated in Pakistan. This was the consensus opinion of experts gathered at a collaborative seminar organised by Aga Khan [...]