The first pediatric open heart
surgery performed at SIUT

KARACHI: First paediatric heart surgery was performed at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on April 29, 2023. A lot of planning went into performing the first open-heart surgery at SIUT. Initially, a team of cardiologists and their support staff established the Paediatric Cardiology Department at SIUT with the main purpose of not only providing a new service but also developing protocols and processes to make the new division comparable to any international unit which deals with paediatric and congenital heart disease.

SIUT, being patient-centric and providing free, high-quality care with dignity and compassion to cater to the needs of the patients, has given importance to expanding and adding newer facilities and specialties to cater to the complex healthcare demands of the people of the country. From transforming an 8 bedded ward into an Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Centre for Robotic Surgery specialty, and now Paediatric Heart Surgery, Prof Adib Rizvi’s vision was to develop the SIUT Children and Cardiac Hospital. (PR)

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