KARACHI: Karachi Electric Supply Company, under its Social Investment Program, on Tuesday signed renewal of an agreement with Indus Hospital for paying 50 per cent price of electricity consumed by this social welfare institution.
KESC would also continue to provide a 2.5 megawatt connection to Indus hospital free of all service charges which will enhance the hospital’s electricity load 6 times, hence supporting the first phase of the mega expansion plan of this charity hospital.
The signing ceremony heralded successful completion of the first term of this unprecedented relief under which KESC has been providing completely or partly free electricity to major social welfare institutions across the City launched in 2012. Indus Hospital was the first ever institution to receive this unique relief from KESC, along with eight other major institutes that came later.
Indus Hospital has been providing free quality treatment to needy and deserving patients. Indus Hospital provides quality medical care in its wide ranging clinical departments and also provides post graduate medical education to deserving persons free of cost. The services provided by Indus Hospital include hi tech coronary angioplasties, life saving cardiac bypass surgeries, cutting edge laser interventions or restorative orthopaedic procedures. Indus hospital serves around 550,000 patients annually free of charge.
ayyer Hussain, CEO of KESC, said on the occasion that: “the successful completion of the first term of this unique program has further strengthened our resolve to serve the society beyond our core function and act as a responsible corporate citizen. We reaffirm our pledge to continue to serve the less fortunate segments of our society.”
Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO of Indus Hospital, on this occasion reaffirmed the resolve under which his extraordinary institution has been serving the needy and deserving of the society. “The resources that we save on electricity through this unprecedented relief provided by KESC would further improve our capacity to serve our poor and needy patients. This would ultimate count in the overall health care conditions of the nation on the whole.”
KESC’s eight other empowerment partners are: Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust, The Citizens’ Foundation, SIUT, ‘Karwan-e-Hayat,’ The Kidney Centre, Behbud Association and Bait-ul-Sukoon.