KARACHI, Nov 28: Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has signed its ninth Memorandum of Understanding under Social Investment Program with Bait-ul-Sukoon Cancer Hospital to provide absolutely free of cost electricity for the benefit of its patients.
The Memorandum was signed by Nayyer Hussain, CEO of KESC and Zainab Ali Raza Ebrahim, Executive Trustee of the Hospital. Also representing the hospital was Syed Masoud Ali Naqvi. Bait-ul-Sukoon Foundation maintains a purpose-built premise in Karachi that stands out as the only free cancer hospital with a hospice in the country.
The 50-bed benevolent institution provides complete treatment, laboratory assistance, medicines and lodging facilities to all its patients without any charges at all. Bait-ul-Sukoon Hospital bears complete costs of cancer treatment including boarding and lodging. The institution offers diagnostic facilities of mammography, ultrasound radiography, and pathological laboratory. Its in-house pharmacy provides complete range of cancer treatment drugs. Palliative as well as curative treatment are also provided free of cost to all patients. The hospital treats over 5,000 patients a year.
While signing the memorandum on Nov 27, Nayyer Hussain said that we are playing our bit by giving back to the under-privileged of Society. We must devote our efforts to sustainable projects like Bait ul Sukoon Cancer Hospital and other similar projects across the City whenever the need arises.
He further added that to keep going as a responsible corporate organization, it was essential for KESC to reach out to those who could not help themselves. “Sharing the blessings with the underprivileged citizens is the only way that a society can sustain itself,” he remarked.
Ms. Zainab of Bait ul Sukoon said: ‘We really appreciate KESC’s support to the welfare sector. Our aim is to give back to the society that has given us so much. This contribution to our cause will go a long way in helping us achieve our goals.’
KESC’s other eight empowerment partners are: Indus Hospital, Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust, The Citizens’ Foundation, SIUT, ‘Karwan-e-Hayat,’ The Kidney Centre and Behbud Association. Under the SIP, KESC pays electricity bills of welfare entities in part or in full to subsidize their energy cost in recognition of the noble causes these institutions are pursuing.