Karachi, December 13, 2016 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) donated Rs. 12.4 million and Rs. 9.3 million to Indus Hospital (IH) as well as Koohi Goth Hospital (KGH), respectively, as part of its ongoing CSR efforts to provide free-of-cost, quality healthcare to the underprivileged. MD and CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari presented donation cheques to CEO IH Dr. Abdul Bari Khan and President KGH Dr. Syed Tipu Sultan on December 13 in the presence of representatives from both organizations and company staff at a simple event organized at PPL’s head office, Karachi.
The donations will assist in improving essential mother and child healthcare, which remain the most critical issue in Pakistan with infant mortality rate at an alarming 66 per 1,000 births and maternal mortality at 170 per 100,000 live births. “Providing quality healthcare, especially for mother and child, has remained a key priority for our CSR initiatives. PPL has also established fully-equipped mother and childcare facilities in some of the remotest areas in the country,” said Bokhari.
PPL’s donation will be used to fund the operationalization of a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at IH’s Sheikh Saeed Memorial Campus located near Korangi, Karachi, catering to over 0.5 million people living in the vicinity beside those coming from other areas. IH was established in 2007 to extend free-of-cost quality treatment to the underserved. Currently, Indus reaches to over 1000 in- and out-patients on a daily basis through its eight campuses across the country.
Established in 2006 in Landhi, Karachi, KGH is a 200-bed private facility, providing free-of-cost treatment to deserving women suffering from obstetric and gynaecological disorders, especially fistula, due to complications during childbirth. PPL’s donation will facilitate KGH to acquire latest equipment for its recently expanded operation theatre to draw more patients for vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula, caesarean and laparoscopic surgeries. Earlier, the company provided Rs. 4.8 million to KGH in 2014 for establishing a fully-equipped 25-bed PPL ward.
PPL has been adjudged as the largest corporate giver in terms of volume of donations for 11 consecutive years by prestigious Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. The company spent over Rs. 990 million for its CSR programme during 2015-2016.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)
4th Floor, PIDC House,
Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road,
P. O. Box 3942,
Fax: +92-21-35680005, +92-21-35682125