Sindh CM orders restoration of water supply to SIUT

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday ordered that water supply to the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation is restored by evening.

The provincial chief minister gave these orders as he got to know that a water line to the institute has been disconnected. Then, he called the managing director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to inquire why the medical facility was not being provided with water.

He was told that a water line has been disconnected due to construction work on MA Jinnah road. At that, Shah told him to resolve the issue and provide water to SIUT via a tanker by evening.

Later, tankers carrying as much as 200,000 gallons of water were sent to SIUT, Civil Hospital Karachi and other important buildings on the chief minister’s directions.

Demanding a report, Shah asserted that SIUT should not be inconvenienced. SIUT began as an eight-bed ward in Burns Unit of Civil Hospital Karachi. In 1991 it was granted the status of an Institute by an Act of the Sindh Assembly.

In 2005, SIUT Trust was created as a charitable trust for the benefit of the public aiming to provide medical facilities and financial assistance to those who are at the end stage of renal ailments.