Monday, February 25, 2013

Rotary Nepal and USA collaboration for sustainability and empowerment at Bayalpata Hospital at Accham

February 24, 2013
Rotary Club of Dhulikhel with the collaboration of Rotary Club of Portland Pearl has installed solar system of 9.12 KVA to supply electical power for the need of Bayalpata hospital in Achham district of Nepal. 48 solar panels, 24 batteries, 2 inverters has been donated to the Hospital. The hospital will be beneficial with access of electricity 24x7 including the surgical unit and biology laboratory. The project was started on 23 August 2012 and completed on 18 February 2013.

Rotary partners - Rotary Club of Dhulikhel, Rotary Club Portland Pearl, Rotary Club of Portland, Rotary Club Seaside, District Designated Fund-D5100 and The Rotary Foundation has contributed the total project cost of US$47,925 under the Matching Grant #76945. With the cooperating agency Nyaya Health and contractor Ghampower Pvt. Ltd., the solar system was handed over to Bayalpata Hospital Director Mr. Stephen Petersen by the project primary contact person Rtn. Ashok Kumar Shrestha and Representative from Rotary Club of Portla nd Pearl Rtn. Jordan Weisman. 

There will be 30,000 patients to get indirectly benefits on each year, while Rs. 9,00,000 will be saved on operating cost of generator every year. Hospital administration, staffs and the patients were feel very happy to get uninterrupted power supply. 

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