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No water in hospital

Feb 20, 2012 | Sapa |   17 comments

PATIENTS at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria have not been bathed or cleaned for five days because there is no water, the Democratic Alliance said yesterday.

"For almost a week now, family and friends of patients are being forced to bring two-litre water bottles to the hospital in an attempt to assist with the problem," DA Gauteng social development spokeswoman Hendrika Kruger.

She said the reason for the problem was a fault with the hospital's valve system.

"This situation requires immediate action by the health department since patients' wounds are not being cleaned ... and this could spread infection and pose a serious risk to patients' lives," Kruger said.

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