Raipur: “Chhattisgarh has undergone an extensive process of electrification of its health facilities through solar PV system”, said health and panchayat and rural development minister TS Singh Deo while addressing webinar for 11th IRENA Assembly.
During the webinar discussion on subject of "Driving the agenda of energizing healthcare" were held with the prominent members of the organization. The health minister emphasized on the use of sustainable resources in the sector and plans of the state to achieve it.
Singh Deo said that we have two primary health centers for population ranging from 3000 to 5000 from rural level to 50,000, after this our government ensured community health centers for 1 lakh population. There is a facility of district hospitals and medical colleges in Chhattisgarh for the population above it. Out of 6111 health units in the state 1276 are operated through solar energy, a target achieved in 24 out of 28 districts by connecting them to solar power.
“Solar plants have helped in continuous electric supply to remote and tribal areas with energy saving without any harmful emissions. We are promoting Solar Plant with CREDA, out of which 1190 are already installed and 56 new plants are proposed”, he added.
The minister said that Chhattisgarh has so far been connected with solar energy, and we have a target to reach small units. He said that the solar power plant is useful for continuing the supply of electricity, and has no harmful emissions.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has praised the healthcare system of Chhattisgarh. Re-tweeting a post of health minister TS Singh Deo regarding the 11th IRENA Assembly webinar, the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi on its official twitter handle wrote “Chhattisgarh’s success in solarising the health care system is a source of inspiration for the entire world.”