NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – Health facilities and other essential service provision institutions around the country are being urged to explore solar energy options as an efficient way of avoiding service disruptions during power black-outs.
Speaking after receiving solar panels donated by d.light Solar Solutions Kenya, Masogo Sub-County Hospital administrator – Geoffrey Ocheche, said the solar panels will help them deliver services without being affected by what he described as regular power outages in the region.
“We are extremely grateful to d.light for this donation because with electricity always a challenge due to the unpredictable outages, we should now be able to forget about the overwhelming challenges they experience with constant power blackouts,” he said.
“With this we will now attend to all the needs of our people especially in attending to delivering mothers and those that have gone through labour because we are most affected attending to them during power outages.”
Alex Olum, d.light General Manager emphasized how d.light understands the need for proper lighting at health facilities and hence they had rolled a countrywide plan to assist where possible to support the community and the people with whom they do business.
“We are a business that is entrenched in the society and we are on ground everyday interacting with our customers and they do tell us what they need and as a company we listen,” said Olum. “This is one of many CSR activities we conduct and will continue scaling up during and after this COVID-19 pandemic period to assist the community and we are always happy when we can transform lives.”
d.light, who recently marked impacting on 100 million lives in over 70 countries around the world through their programmes, are the leading solar solutions provider whose products are available to “all clusters of individuals or institutions”.
“We have very convenient solutions and people can access our services through flexible plans, including daily payments of as little as KSh35 so our people should now embrace solar technology even in the context of averting global warming because this is one of the readily-available clean energy sources.”
Found in Muhoroni Sub-County in Kisumu, 48+bed capacity Masogo health facility is one of the hundreds to thousands of health facilities offering care and support around the country during the coronavirus pandemic.