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Roof-top solar power plant inaugurated at Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital

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15/02/2018

Energy Minister Kimidi Kala Venkata Rao on Wednesday inaugurated a 100 KW roof-top solar power plant at Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital at Naiduthota here.

Complimenting the services of the hospital in the far-flung areas, the Minister assured all help to the hospital. He also inaugurated a bus worth ₹ 20 lakh to transport patients to and from remote areas to the hospital.

MP K. Haribabu said power cuts had become a thing of the past after 2014 when the new governments came to power. Solar roof-top power would provide clean energy, he stated.

MP Muttamsettti Srinivasa Rao and MLA Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy expressed happiness at the hospital falling in their respective Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies serving people.

Hospital managing trustee K. Mani Mala said the solar plant would generate 400 units of power per day. The hospital screened nearly 17 lakh people for various eye problems and in the past 19 years performed 2.76 lakh surgeries. The hospital got A Plus grade in the Swachh Survekshan in 2017.

ESIC Board member Ch. Ramakotaiah and trustees of the foundation participated.

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  • News Section: Solar Energy News
  • Month: February
  • Year: 2018
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