Air-conditioning system not functioning in Burns Center

KARACHI: Air-conditioning system at Burns Center, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has been not functioning for long time due to some technical fault, causing problems for admitted patients, PPI learned on Monday.

Sources at Burns Center Civil Hospital Karachi whished not to be named said that air-conditioning system installed one year ago with a cost of Rs 2.5 million has been not functioning properly due to delay in maintenance.

The air-conditioners in male ward room-A, female ward room-B and female Intensive Care Unit(ICU) are not working properly causing inconvenience for patients. The chiller (air-conditioners) in Paeds and other departments are also not functioning properly due to delay in their maintenance.

However, all air-conditioners installed in offices are working properly, while patients have been left on the mercy of God in this hot weather.

Additional Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr Abdul Haq when contacted said maintenance and repairing of air-conditioners is under way. He admitted the maintenance and repairing work suffered some delays in past.