Prof. Dr. Syed Shakar Ahmed Shah | FRCS

Medical Director, Peshawar Institute of Cardiology - MTI

 

Peshawar Institute of Cardiology-MTI (PIC-MTI) is the largest health care project undertaken by the Health Department, Government of Khyber  Pakhtunkhwa in recent times. The first specialty hospital of its kind, it will not only cater to cardiac patients in KPK but also adjoining  Afghanistan. 

It will be at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art treatment and cutting-edge technology. Special emphasis will be on the postgraduate training of doctors and nurses as well as advanced research. PIC-MTI is being staffed by a highly qualified medical faculty that will be introducing tertiary care cardiac procedures like ventricular assist devices and percutaneous, minimally invasive valve replacements, and Beating Heart coronary bypass surgeries. 

When fully equipped it will have six Angiography labs and six cardiac operation rooms. It is expected to perform 2500-3000 cardiac surgeries and 5 times as many interventional cardiology procedures per year. Soon Paedriatic cardiology and cardiac surgery will also be fully functional as the required faculty are being hired. All this will be supported by cardiac diagnostic facilities like cardiac MR and CT Angiographies, Electrophysiological studies, and Nuclear cardiology. PIC aims to provide ethical, evidence-based, and cost-effective treatment to the people of KP and that dream has come true.


Dr. Shafa Haider Sawal | MPH, MBBS

Hospital Director, Peshawar Institute of Cardiology - MTI

The philosophy of a Hospital is to provide quality healthcare to the people and to develop medical professionals who are motivated by human kindness. Peshawar Institute of Cardiology -Medical Teaching Institution (PIC-MTI) is nothing less than a gift to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the provincial government. The people of this province have long been deprived of a facility that would provide them with the much-needed treatment required for cardiac diseases. Not only does this facility reinstate the treatment for cardiac diseases in the region but also ensures that these are provided according to international standards. Recent studies show that in Pakistan with every passing hour, 46 people are dying with cardiac ailments. One in four middle-aged adults in Pakistan has prevalent Coronary Artery Disease. Annually 250,000 people are dying due to cardiac diseases in Pakistan, which is an alarming figure in itself, and therefore the need for a dedicated and specialized cardiac treatment facility in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has never been greater before.

As Hospital Director of this Institute, I feel immense pleasure to be part of the pioneering team and everyone working here has worked hard day and night to make this institute a functional, operational, and successful reality. PIC -MTI aims to be the premier center for all sorts of cardiac ailments in adults and Paediatric. Our vision is to initiate heart transplants surgeries soon InshaAllah. We are developing our collaboration with MTI institutions, government health care facilities, Sehat Sahulat Plus, private sector hospitals including universities for teaching and research. The hospital aims to make it easy for patients, their families, and medical institutions to use the cardiac care services that PIC-MTI offers.

On the directions of the Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, we are aiming to make PIC-MTI the first public institution which will be accredited by Joint Commission International. Our goal is to provide quality treatment and also to provide it quickly. We aim to drastically reduce the waiting time for surgeries and implement an effective and efficient system where the patient is provided all services under one roof and our expert team of Consultants provides expedited treatment to all incoming patients.