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AIIMS Delhi plans to Go Green

AIIMS Delhi which is renowned worldwide for its world class facilities and treatment at affordable rates is all set to Go Green. The hospital which treats 3.3 million outpatients every year has over 800 physicians, 4000 nurses which performs close to 200,000 surgeries a year. 

MNC Hitachi Corp is working on Govt of India initiative “Green AIIMS” where it is expected to help the hospital bring down its electricity consumption by 30% in the next 3 years. The project is expected to be concluded by Mar 2020 and is facilitated by The ministry of health and family welfare.

Shusuke Onodera, head of the healthcare business for Hitachi,India sad the project will have two phases where on the first phase, the company will install a new photovoltaic power generation facility apart from updating the existing facilities such as chiller and also replacing the LED lighting system. Solar Power panels will also be installed.

The company will fly down some 30 Japanese to work on this project. The highlight would be integrating the IT system where a doctor can read the tests conducted on a patient in any department in his computer.

Onodera said “Individual reports have to be collected — usually physically — from each department for a patient to get a final diagnosis from the doctor under whose care he is” and further continued “So, If a doctor who was seeing 100 patients in, say, one week can now see 120 or 130, we can measure how much the system has helped”.

Once this model which s flagged by PM Narendra Modi is successful, the same will be implemented across various other AIIMS hospitals spread across the country.

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