"We do not borrow this earth from our grandparents, but we owe them
from our children"
Many diseases are environmentally related.
Health-care personals know this and are part of general society, so they
too have the responsibility albeit a larger one.
In effective public health delivery, one which is a concern of third
world countries; going green can save dollars.
Tropical climates can afford to have non-AC units, turn off their
fans during lunch break (this is done in rural health clinics) and sharing
There is no need to have an X-ray machine in a low population dense
area. It could be shared among district health centres. All you need is an
ambulance which is multi-functional.
Even a simple measure of planting trees around the clinic instead of
maintaining a flashy aquarium can go a long run in going green. Trees are
inexpensive to maintain, they are hardy and probably would last a
All of this can be done. We just need to start with baby steps.
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