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KESC signs free energy deal with two eye hospitals

The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has signed a memorandum of understanding under its Social Investment Plan (SIP) with Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT) to provide free of cost electricity to LRBT’s two network hospitals in the city.

Under the memorandum, which was signed by KESC CEO Tabish Gauhar and LRBT Honorary Chairman K Z Hassan, the KESC would be bearing 100 per cent of energy charges of the LRBT hospitals located in Korangi and North Karachi.

This is the third such accord to be signed by KESC under its social empowerment programme. Last week, the KESC signed two agreements under its SIP with Indus Hospital for sharing 50 per cent and with Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre for bearing 100 per cent of the cost of power. Since its inception 26 years ago, the LRBT has treated over 22 million eye patients in OPD and performed over 2.2 million major and minor surgeries.

Gauhar said: “In Pakistan, where there are 1.7 million blind people, 16.5 million people with impaired vision and 170, 000 becoming blind every year, the LRBT’s voluntary services to bring back light to the eyes of the ailing indeed provides a ray of hope for those suffering in our society.”

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