Posted by Dan Schwarz
The Achham district, where Bayalpata Hospital is located, continues to suffer from severe energy shortages. As a result, periods of up to 18 hours of load-shedding–scheduled electricity outages– occur daily. In the face of these outages, the Nyaya Health team works to accommodate our high daily energy demands for medical services. Bayalpata Hospital currently has a complex energy system including a diesel generator and inverter and battery system, and we have recently obtained triple phase electricity. Yet in Achham there is constantly an unmet demand for reliable energy.
To help us meet these energy challenges, the CIWEC Clinic recently generously donated a new 5 kilovolt-ampere Robin Subaru RGV6100 petrol generator to Bayalpata Hospital. The CIWEC Clinic, located in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, is one of the foremost travel medical centers in the world, and has been a leader in the delivery of high-quality healthcare and research for nearly 30 years. We have relied heavily on CIWEC’s donated generator since receiving it last month. The generator has been life saving in many cases when, during periods of grid outages, our healthcare providers have been able to use our medical equipment ensuring timely and appropriate patient care. This generator forms a critical component of Nyaya’s comprehensive rural energy system, and we are excited to develop this system over the coming years.
Nyaya is honored to have the support of CIWEC Clinic and its supporters. Without donors such as CIWEC, Nyaya’s work would not be possible. We look forward to further collaboration with CIWEC to develop high-quality healthcare services throughout Nepal!