Mpilo solves water woes

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MPILO Central Hospital has moved to address perennial water shortages owing to power outages that have been bedevilling the institution by resorting to the use of a generator.

The water woes presented a health hazard not only to patients, but also to staff at the hospital, especially at a time when the country is battling to control the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19.)

Clinical director Solwayo Ngwenya said they resorted to installing an armoured electrical cord from the hospital generator to the substation to address the crisis.

“This means that when there is a power cut, there will be continuous water supply because the generator will power the pump house which in turn powers the main hospital,” he said.

At a recent meeting with the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health, doctors at the institution raised the issue, saying erratic water supply at the hospital was unhygienic and exposed them to diseases.

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