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RIC to start emergency services

February 03, 2013

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RAWALPINDI, Feb 3: The Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) will start emergency services and surgeries from Monday.

Cardiac surgeon Hasnat Khan, who rose to world prominence for his reported link to Princess Diana in the mid-1990s, will head the RIC surgery department. However, he will shift to Pakistan from the United Kingdom in March to join the institute.

“Dr Khan is all set to join the RIC along with his team in March. After his arrival, we will start heart transplant services,” said Major General (retired) Dr Azhar Kiani, the chief executive officer of RIC, while talking to Dawn on Saturday.

He said RIC would start conducting surgeries from Monday. An angiography on two patients was successfully conducted at the institute on Saturday, he added.

“Zahid Mehmood and Imran Ayub were the first two patients whose angiography was done in the newly-established RIC,” he said.— A Reporter