LAHORE: Punjab government has decided to convert all Basic Health Units (BHUS) to solar energy.
In this regard, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid signed an agreement with Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik to shift all the Basic Health Units to solar energy which would save Rs 480 million of the government annually.
Addressing the agreement signing ceremony at Punjab Power Development Board Mega Tower, the Health minister termed the agreement a ‘historic milestone’ for the province.
Dr Yasmin said the project would promote the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar about a “clean and green” Pakistan. She said that all 2500 Basic Health Units of the province would be shifted to solar energy in a phased manner.
She highlighted that the conversion of all BHUS to solar energy would save Rs 480 million annually. The minister said that all BHUs of Jehlum, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha and Faisalabad would be shifted to solar power.
Minister for Energy Dr AKhtar Malik thanked Dr Yasmin Rashid and added that by July 2021 all BHUS would be shifted to solar energy.