Stable electricity is essential for the OCMC’s 24/7 operations which, due to a lack of electricity in North Haiti, previously relied on a generator. Recent fuel shortages strained life-saving procedures and forced the OCMC team to pause non-essential services. These power interruptions not only impacted medical services but also the center’s revenue. Their fee for services income is essential to maintain this independent business and it helps offset free healthcare for those in need. Thanks to this new system, stable power now ensures daily operations proceed unhindered.
The solar installation is the next phase in Dr. Manigat’s expansion plans for the OCMC. Having added a dental clinic in 2021, he now plans to construct two operating rooms, creating new jobs from cleaners to nurses to surgeons while bringing high quality medical care to the region.