Prof. Dr. Syed Shakar Ahmed Shah | FRCS
Medical Director, Peshawar Institute of Cardiology - MTI
PIC 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 for 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 advance research . PIC is being staffed by a highly qualified medical faculty which 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 is 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.