Taking a step towards becoming environment-friendly,Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Institute of Health,Panjab University plans to install systems of harnessing solar energy for the various facilities it offers.
We are planning to use solar power mainly for the emergency room,the patient OPD and the dressing room. It will be helpful for accomplishing tasks which require minimum energy like the lighting system and supplying lukewarm water to patients for washing hands, said Dr Rakesh Khullar,additional Chief Medical Officer.
We have already send the proposal to the Energy Research Centre (ERC) under the University Institute of Chemical Engineering (UICET) a few months back,enlisting all the requirements and details. The ERC has accepted the plan and encouraged us to go ahead, said Dr Khullar.
The centre will soon send the project to the Registrar of the Panjab University for allotting a budget. However,before that,we need to look for appropriate vendors. We have also discussed the financial aspect with the SBI (State Bank of India) officials, he added.
To be better informed and thus implement the project better,the Chief Medical Officer Dr Devinder K Dhawan and Dr Rakesh Khullar will attend an event titled National Conference-cum-product display event to promote clean,efficient and renewable energy in the health sector at CII in sector-31 on August 6.
Following the registrars approval,the system is likely to be installed by the end of this year making the health centre one of the several health institutes utilizing solar energy.