The Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) will tap solar energy in its quest for alternative energy sources. Hospital authorities are working on putting in place solar panels in a phased manner at key points on the premises.
The Dean, N. Mohan, said on Tuesday that the hospital was falling in line with the government’s push for an exclusive Solar Energy Policy 2012, unveiled in October. “We will start by installing solar water heaters in some wards. The plan is ready and will be implemented soon,” he added. The heaters will be put in wards such as obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric wards and in the intensive care units. After seeing the results, the proposal will be extended to general medicine and other departments where the in-patient strength is greater.