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  • More than 30 Ukrainian medical facilities already equipped with solar stations
    Ministry of Health of Ukraine, posted 28 August 2023 13:18

    Since the start of the full-scale war, 32 Ukrainian medical facilities have been equipped with solar panels with inverters and batteries that can store energy and provide back-up power in the event of power cuts or blackouts.

    Most of the healthcare facilities equipped with solar panels – eight – are located in Kyiv region.

    “Last year, the whole of Ukraine and our healthcare system went through an extremely difficult winter. This year, we know exactly what to expect. That is why we are preparing in advance for the heating season. Today, all medical facilities are equipped with generators and the critical need is fully met. Equally important is the development of modern technologies that allow us to increase our energy security. In particular, the installation of solar power systems. Currently, 32 health facilities are equipped with them. I am grateful to our international partners for their help in ensuring uninterrupted medical care for our patients,” said Minister of Health Viktor Liashko.

    The installation of solar energy equipment will not only allow solar energy to be used as a source of electricity, but also to be stored. In addition, the installation of solar panels can significantly reduce electricity costs and redirect these funds to other needs of medical institutions.

    Ensuring the stable operation of medical facilities during emergencies is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Health. As a result, hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities in various parts of the country are now being actively equipped with solar panels and generators.

    Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health reported that 200 primary healthcare facilities would be equipped with solar panels and batteries as part of the Health Enhancement And Lifesaving (HEAL) project implemented by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the World Bank.