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Chhipa Morgue

The Mega City of Karachi has been facing a serious lack of Morgue service in the public sector and certain NGOs have stepped in and filled this gap. The need for a Morgue is unavoidable in a mega city like Karachi, with a population of around 25 million and ever escalating graph of deaths from pandemics, heat waves, blasts, floods, earthquakes, train collisions, disasters and calamities, bridge and road collapses, sectarian and ethnic violence and other incidents.

The horrifying scene of the extreme heat wave that hit Karachi in 2015, saw dead bodies lying everywhere around hospitals. This appalling scene of human tragedy effectuated Social Worker Ramzan Chhipa to speedily move forward for setting up a Morgue.

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The need for accommodating the large number of victims of such catastrophes and calamities, the state-of-the-art Chhipa Morgue was set up to cope with such cataclysmic situations and he succeeded in doing it in the shortest period of time. As Pakistan is facing a shortage of energy and with frequent blackouts and load shedding, sometimes for longer spells of hours, there was a dire need to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to maintain the interior of the morgue at chilling temperature and to maintain its continuous function, two fully automatic heavy stand-by generators were installed.