Minister opens 250KW solarisation project at Charsadda hospital

Peshawar   -   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Syed Qasim Ali Shah on Tuesday inaugurated a 250KW solarisation project at the Women and Children Hospital in Charsadda, completed at a cost of Rs68 million with the support of UNICEF.

The project will ensure an uninterrupted power supply to the maternity and neonatal care wards, as well as the oxygen production plant.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by several notable figures, including MPA PK-64 Iftikhar Ullah, Director General Health Dr Muhammad Saleem, Additional Director General Dr Shahid Younis, District Health Officer Charsadda, Chief of UNICEF Peshawar Radoslaw Rzehak, UNICEF KP Health Team Lead, and Dr Inam.

Later talking to media persons, Qasim Ali Shah highlighted the significance of the project, emphasising that it is not only crucial for the healthcare sector but also a vital step towards acquiring green energy in the context of climate change. He said that solarisation of hospitals will help address the energy crisis and meet the challenges posed by climate change.

The KP Health Minister criticised the federal government’s unstable power supply, stating that it is an injustice to the people and the system of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He added that improving healthcare facilities in Charsadda will help reduce the burden on hospitals in Peshawar.

Director General Health Services, UNICEF Field office and UNICEF Health Team Lead also spoke on the occasion. He said that the initiative is a significant step towards providing sustainable green energy and quality healthcare services to the communities, children and their mothers.

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