N.I.C.V.D; the breeding ground


My recent visit to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases left me disgusted with the state that place is in.

While we waited in the Emergency to be shifted to a ward upstairs, I observed that the floor was littered with what the patients were throwing around. If it would have been the patients only littering around my anger would not have been that much. Yes, I was simply furious to see the nursing staff there throwing stuff there as well.

Mosquitoes could be seen flying here and there. The beds were being washed with water spilling everywhere.

Then finally we went to this wards on the 3rd floor and I was shocked to see that the ward was all littered too. Not only littered, there were mosquitoes and cockroaches in the furniture (that had gone all bad).

With all this unhygienic surroundings how can one expect the patients to recover at a steady pace (or at all).

To top at all they had the following written on their walls’

“N.I.C.V.D ko saaf rakhiye”

translation: Keep N.I.C.V.D clean!

P.S. I clicked a few pictures but could not upload them in here for some reason.

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2 thoughts on “N.I.C.V.D; the breeding ground

  1. Hey Hina,

    I believe this is not something new. Many other government owned hospitals are kept under the same condition in Pakistan. The sense of cleanliness and hygiene is greatly missing and can only be inculcated through proper training of staff and informing the general public. A few months of rigorous training could be extremely beneficial!

    • Agreed. But the issue we face is of the management that is simply not bothered about the general public’s health and neither is the general public. I tried talking to some people when I was there and their responses left me in shock.

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