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Solar to the rescue: Powering snakebite treatment centres [Youtube]

[Source URL]- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtrcSq8GwHQ

[Abstract]- In Nepal, an average of 20,000 cases of snakebite are reported annually, out of which 100 deaths are owing to attacks from venomous species. However, since many snakebite treatment centres across the country depend on unreliable sources of electricity, it is very difficult to run the equipment to preserve the anti-venom.

With the support of Alternative Energy Promotion Centre(AEPC)/UNDP's Rural Renewable Energy Programme (RERL) and GEF, solar PV systems have been installed in snakebite centres in Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari, ensuring timely and effective treatment and saving lives.

[Video Quality]- 1080p

[Video Location]- Itahari

[Content Rating]- U

[Duration]- 6:40

[Timeline]
0:16- Patient from snakebite
0:24- Snakebite victim
0:41- No medicine in the hospital where her husband took her
0:53- Patient was in a serious condition
1:18- Experience of another snakebite victim
1:48- Green vipers during the rainy season
2:26- Eight to ten cases everyday
2:39- Snakebite treatment centres relying on electricity
3:10- Anti-snake venom should be stored in refrigerators
3:38- A solar PV backup system
4:11- Enough electricity
4:44- Solar PV system supplies reliable power to the equipment
5:21- 6000 patients benefited
6:06- 20,000 snake bite cases
#UNDP #SNAKEBITECASES #SOLARPOWER #YOUTUBE #SUSHMITA
Publisher:
UNDP ,   (2018 )
Type / Script:
Video-Media in Nepali - नेपाली
Keywords:
ELECTRICITY, SOLAR ENERGY, SOLAR SYSTEM, REPTILES, RURAL AREAS, HOSPITALS, HEALTH CENTRES, MEDICINE, REFRIGERATORS
Thematic Group:
 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
10.02.00  -  Comprehensive Health Services
Reference Link:
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