Abbasi Shaheed Hospital temporarily loses power supply

The alternate system set up to supply electricity to the hospital provided no relief as it also broke down


Our Correspondent August 27, 2018
The alternate system set up to supply electricity to the hospital provided no relief as it also broke down. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The supply of electricity to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital was suspended all of a sudden on Sunday, creating difficulties for the patients undergoing treatment in the hospital, doctors and paramedical staff. The alternate system set up to supply electricity to the hospital provided no relief as it also broke down. The third largest government hospital in the city was engulfed in darkness and those coming to the hospital had to find their way using light from their mobile phones.

Prolonged power cuts make life miserable

According to sources, the hospital administration was facing a shortage of funds due to which diesel could not be bought for the generators. After a closure of 30 minutes, the electricity supply was restored. On the other hand, the K-Electric spokesperson has said that the breakdown of supply was an internal fault and the K-electric was in contact with the hospital representatives for the duration of the power outage.

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