Power load shedding continues to hit CMCH despite timely bill payments

LARKANA: A amount of Rs 36,367,974 has been paid in excess by the Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, in realization of their monthly Sepco bills and this amount stands credit as on August 25, 2015. Sources at the Sepco told PPI that Rs 36,278,117 were paid in account No 0014040 of Teaching Block and Rs 89,857 were paid in account No 0014240 of Casualty.

The total payable due amount of nine account numbers of the CMCH as on 28 September 2015 was Rs 2,234,144. In this connection, the Medical Superintendent (MS) of the Hospital has written a letter to the Superintending Engineer (SE), SEPCO Circle on September 23, showing the excess amount and requesting for necessary adjustments/credit in future bills.

This has proved that Sepco is paid bills timely by Sindh government, but it never ended inhuman acts of resorting to worst electricity load shedding even in this 1400-bed capacity largest Teaching Hospital of upper Sindh which has paralyzed its working as it remained off from 8 am on Tuesday and was not restored till 12 pm due to which all kinds of vital diagnostic radiological & pathological tests remained non-functional and most of the operations were postponed for no fault of poor patients due to power failure.

In another letter addressed to SE, the MS urged him to get their 17 electricity meters tested and verified by the Sepco M&T Department and replace all those which are detected faulty or non-working.

It must be mentioned here that at private industries or commercial places the Sepco authorities immediately install check meters on suspicion and replace the same at once if found defective by imposing fine over the legal consumers for their no fault but government connections are never checked by M&T which proves their utter negligence as they continue to charge over & above the actual meter readings causing extra burden over tax payer’s hard earned money which need to be probed immediately.

Will the federal government and the power distribution companies decide once for all that no load shedding will be made in the hospitals & schools in Pakistan on humanitarian ground which will earn prayers of the poor.

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