Odisha's healthcare facilities to go solar
In a proposal to the Health Department on use of alternative power, the Science and Technology Department has sent a model estimate for providing solar PV to government healthcare institutions under MNRE's off-grid solar applications programme. The department has sought funds, to be placed with OREDA, for execution of the works at the earliest. Once installed, the solar power stations will supply electricity to hospitals and for different services like heating water for dressing, sterilising, neo-natal care and refrigeration for storing essential medicines and vaccines. The hospitals can also use solar power as back-up for air-conditioning.