Green Activities

MCV ENT Trust hospital has a large grid based solar power systems and the first hospital in Coimbatore district to go for this. It was commissioned on June 2013 and has been installed by TATA Solar. The system can generate 17850 units per annum which otherwise has to be obtained from thermal units of the TNEB which burn coal and contribute to the global warming. As the energy is generated in the hospital itself transmission losses are also avoided. The cost of this is 14 lakhs out of which 40 % is provided by the govt. Solar panels on the roof top also means less heat inside the building and less airconditioning costs.

Hot water for bathing is also made with solar heaters.

Since 2002 all the hospital, quarters and residential buildings of about 16000 square feet of roof space have all the rain water channeled by underground pipes in to a deep well in the campus. This has led to availability of water throughout the year and also a reduction of TDS Of the well water from 300 ppm to 110 ppm. This was done much earlier than the govt regulations making rain water collection mandatory as we knew our region goes thru a drought cycle once in 5 to 7 years. We also keep a record of rain fall for the last 10 years recorded every day by the hospital lab in charge Mr. Asokan. The figures are given in a tabular column below.

Rainfall in Millimeters

 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2002

60.6

106

0

2003

0

33.6

53.8

39.4

25

55.6

85.8

33.2

4

106.4

34

0

2004

0

0

7

18.2

65.2

76.5

40.4

65.6

16.6

67.2

27.8

0

2005

0

9.2

22

77.8

21

77

196.4

43.6

22.4

152.8

56

68

2006

3

0

34.6

8.6

38.2

68

60.2

61.8

7.4

15.8

119.4

0

2007

0

0

0

0

65

121.4

183.2

67.9

41.6

113.6

25

58

2008

0

43

118.2

5

0

26.4

57.5

67.8

20

127

42.8

5.4

2009

0

0

40.2

5.4

0

37.4

108

44.2

45.6

42

115.6

0

2010

0

0

0

80.2

0

20.6

117.6

8.2

67.4

88.6

212

25.2

2011

2.2

0

21

65.4

61

191.4

99.2

102

38.6

55.2

130.2

0

2012

0

0

0

59.4

9.2

43.6

69

33.2

23.4

102

22

6.2

2013

0

26

26.2

44

27.2

130
148.8
56.0
18.8
86.0
14.4
5.0

2014

0

0

0

8.8

33.6

34.4
160.2
108
41.4
160.2
24.6