Zulekha Healthcare Group is set to use the experience gained during the ‘Peak Hour’ energy saving drive in Sharjah to increase the efficiency of its electricity and water consumption.
More than 500 staff at the Zulekha multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah took part in last week’s initiative, which was launched under the instruction of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qassimi, the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, said a statement.
With posters placed throughout the hospitals on behalf of the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) to increase awareness of the One Saving Hour initiative on July 1, a major effort was made by all to use minimal lighting in the hospitals and switch off unused equipment and devices.
Taher Shams, president, said: “As a responsible healthcare provider, we recognise the importance of Sewa’s commitment to a sustainable lifestyle beyond the hour and willingly turned off any unused equipment and lighting on July 1 to mark the inaugural ‘Peak Hour’.
“Zulekha Healthcare Group, a member of the Sewa energy team, pays close attention to the demand for both electricity and water which is ever-growing and requires huge investments.
“We are constantly making a conscious effort to turn off any unnecessary lighting and devices within our hospitals and will continue to strengthen our community’s sustainability by doing so.”
The aim of the ‘One Saving Hour Initiative’ which will now take place annually on July 1, is to promote the conservation culture and raise community awareness about rational use of electricity and reduction of toxic emissions.
The initiative has been intended to inform and educate customers on the importance of avoiding the use of electrical appliances and devices during peak hours.
The ‘One Saving Hour’ is one of several campaigns launched by Sewa throughout the year to spread awareness on conservation, protecting the environment and building a sustainable future for Sharjah.
The group also recently commemorated World Environment Day by embarking on a series of committed initiatives with its patrons and staff, together taking the pledge to save planet earth for the sake of future generations.
Over three days, Zulekha hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah actively embraced the ‘Think Green, Stay Green’ environmental drive as part of its ongoing sustainability programme.
Patrons joined management and staff at a tree planting ceremony outside Zulekha Hospital in Sharjah to symbolise the commitment to environmental care by Zulekha Healthcare Group. - TradeArabia News Service