Non-Renewable Energy Project in SDH
Ganderbal lying defunct
Ganderbal, Apr 3: The people of Ganderbal district have complained that the Non-Renewable Energy Project set up inside the Sub District Hospital (SDH) Ganderbal is not functioning properly.
The specially designed non-renewable hybrid power project, which was established with much fanfare in 2009, to supply power to the SDH, runs both on wind and solar energy, the locals said adding the project was jointly inaugurated by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah.
“The project was established with the sole aim and objective of providing uninterrupted electricity supply to the Sub-District Hospital, but till date it has failed to serve the purpose,” the locals said.
“The project constructed at a cost of Rs 18 lakh is lying defunct, with concerned authorities in no mood to start it,” Farooq Ahmad of Beehama told Greater Kashmir.
Sources in SDH told Greater Kashmir that due to the non-availability of continuous power supply, the patient care was getting adversely affected. “The technicians are unable to conduct tests including, X-rays, ECG and USG on most of the patients due to non-availability of the electricity,” sources said adding the patients had to visit the City hospitals to get these tests done. Sources added that many of the patients get these tests done at privately run diagnostic centres and had to shelve huge amount of money for that.
When contacted Block Medical Officer, Dr Mehmooda told Greater Kashmir that the project has the capacity of eight KVTS. “But its present output is only 40 per cent of the total capacity.” “Although the project is not working to its full potential, but it is meeting the requirements of the SDH,” Dr Mehmooda added.
“The reason as to why the project is not working to its full potential is that the winds are not blowing full time and only solar section is functioning,” BMO added.
Chief Medical Officer Ganderbal, Dr Dildar Ahmad while denying any fault in the project told Greater Kashmir, “The renewable energy project at SDH Ganderbal is now functioning properly.”
Compiled by Sheikh Nazir
Lastupdate on : Tue, 3 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 3 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 4 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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