Nagpur: Inaugurating a LASIK laser surgery machine at the GMCH, Nagpur on Saturday, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule announced the setting up of a large-scale solar project at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Nagpur. He also revealed that another project to generate electricity from medical waste of all government hospitals of the city, was also in the offing.
“The government has formed a separate department — Maha Urja. This drive will be initiated to make all the government hospitals in state to generate solar energy and become self-sufficient in terms of electricity,” he added.
Speaking about the upcoming project of developing renewable energy using medical waste from GMCH-Nagpur, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) and Daga Hospital, Bawankule added, “In the coming days, the medical waste will have the value equal to gold. The same waste generated at the hospitals will be used as biomass to generate electricity.”
He expressed his intentions of providing more funds for other developmental projects. “Along with GMCH, I have also asked the IGMCH and Daga hospitals to form DPR regarding the development needed at the hospitals and submit it to me. The only condition in that the plans should be genuine,” he told TOI.
The others present on the occasion were GMCH Ophthalmology Department, Head-Dr Ashok Madan,GMCH,Dean- Dr Abhimanyu Niswade, Super Specialty Hospital (SSH), officer on Special Duty (OSD)- Dr MP Parchand, and Medical Superintendent-Dr Jagdish Hedaoo.