DILI, 17 october 2023 (TATOLI) – The Tirilolo Hospital in Baucau has taken first major steps towards climate resilience and environment sustainability.
A solar power system has been installed to support the Simulation Skills Centre at the hospital and the premises now has an eco-friendly water treatment plant.
The solar panels can generate 21.2 kilowatts of power and are fortified by advanced lithium batteries, ensuring long-term efficiency and uninterrupted operation. The panels are designed to withstand wind loads of up to 2400 pascal.
This initiative of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO is focused on showcasing how healthcare facilities can reduce their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by embracing clean energy solutions. Additionally, this approach will strengthen the hospital’s capability to safeguard and enhance the well-being of their target communities through environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient methods.
“Recognizing the paramount importance of safe, clean water in healthcare settings, the hospital has also introduced a water treatment plant. Utilizing ultrafiltration technology, this fully automated plant can produce 4,000 liters of purified water per hour. Its modular and self-contained design ensures ease of transport and maneuverability, allowing for adaptability to meet the evolving needs of the hospital and its patients,” said in a statement.
By embracing clean energy and ensuring access to safe water, the hospital is not only redefining healthcare standards but also setting a precedent for a healthier, greener future.
“In our commitment towards environmental sustainability, we have partnered with the Ministry of Health in establishing a water treatment plant here at the Tirilolo Hospital. This plant has the capacity to produce 4000 litres of clean water every hour through an ultrafiltration technology,” said WHO Representative to Timor-Leste, Arvind Mathur.
Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Filomeno Martins