Under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and at its own capital cost, the Karachi Electric Supply Company has undertaken to enhance the infrastructure for ensuring long-term reliability of electricity supply, to Civil Hospital Karachi, one of the city’s biggest public sector hospital facilities on November 20, 2009.
“One of the busiest hospitals of the metropolis, the Civil Hospital is already exempted from load shedding,” said Mr. Tabish Gauhar, KESC’s CEO, adding: “In addition to this, we will be bearing all expenditures related to the infrastructure required to provide reliable supply, to ensure that Civil Hospital has adequately power to service emergency and other patient needs, as part of a long-term commitment to keep life-saving facilities across Karachi strong and alive.”
Mr. Gauhar and Dr. Saeed Quraishy, Medical Superintendent of Civil Hospital, signed the MOU on behalf of their organisations. Syed Jan Abbas Zaidi, Chief Operating Officer Distribution; Mr. Syed Ali Hyder, Director Strategic Planning; Mr. Khalid Iqbal, Advisor; Mr. S. M. Rizvi, General Manager System Analysis; Mr. Arshad Iftikhar, General Manager Operations; Ms. Zehra Mehdi Aneek, General Manager CSR; and, Ms. Samia Aslam, Deputy Manager, Strategic Planning, were also present in the signing ceremony.
Under the Rs. 200 million project, the KESC will dedicate high tension feeders from two different Grid Stations as double supply back-up; it will also carry out rehabilitation of Civil Hospital’s internal low-tension cables and electricity network. Total load requirement of the Civil Hospital is around 6.2 MWs and two dedicated HT feeders will adequately meet the requirement of CHK for next few years.