‘Powering’ Primary healthcare

 

Over 4% of the functional PHCs( Primary health centres)s in India are unelectrified, implying over 33 million rural households depend on health facilities that have no electricity.

 

Solution: use of energy efficient devices for refrigeration and equipment’s powered by solar which include
1. Solar lighting and fans
2.Solar refrigeration for medicine storage
3.Solar back up for other diagnostic and care equipment

 

Impact
1. Improved access to healthcare without a strain on families to travel longer distances.
2. Minimal requirement for electricity and other strained resources

 

Impact: 20,000-30,000 people per PHC

 

Budget per Centre: 3-5 Lakhs

 

Geographies: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Bihar