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No water in hospital

By Sapa | 2012-02-20 08:07:17.0 | COMMENTS [ 17 ]

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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Dr motswaledi where are you patiants are dying is it possible to fix a faulty valve for 5 days that is the reason i could not affort to cancel my dedical aid a big no

2012-02-20 09:02:25.0 | 0 replies

This thing of hiring cousins and in-laws is catching up with us... :)

2012-02-21 13:23:51.0 | 0 replies

every department must hire maintenance people,so that we wont have problems like this

2012-02-21 11:50:23.0 | 0 replies

Can these people tell us what they do within the 8 hours in the office?????

2012-02-21 09:11:00.0 | 0 replies

poverty and corruption will never end while we are still having crooks in this coutry. Especially foreign ones

2012-02-21 08:54:22.0 | 0 replies

everytime there is a problem in SA ANC is blamed. when will people realise that some problems are caused by Departments NOT ANC. some officials who are even other parties members are causing this and on the other hand pretending to be ANC members. ask me we saw miracles during the elections whereby people went for COPE, DA, etc. but after realising that ANC won they started to flow back to it, inorder to cause more problems

2012-02-21 08:50:10.0 | 0 replies

Only in South Africa this can happen.

2012-02-21 07:49:07.0 | 0 replies

Incompetence is not an option when the nation`s health is at stake. Does the ANC know this?

2012-02-20 21:46:45.0 | 0 replies

No contigency planning next the electricity blackout will also be 5 days because there is no backup generator to restore power at that particular hospital.

2012-02-20 15:01:08.0 | 0 replies

Dear ANC, I warn you never ever let down the people who voted you and the very people you say must pay national insurance, nurses from 1994 went on strike because of the equipment and conditions they were working under so much was said to the nurses and obedient nurses went back and worked under such conditions, today I mean today nothing has improved , shortage still the same I mean shortage of everything there is anarchy, for example Eastern Cape hospitals are struggling remember the Frere hospital and its problems, tata Zuma must just leave, South Africa need people like Mr Ramaphosa, Mr Mbeki, all this is tarnishing the image of South Africa, remember we lost our relatives fighting for our good livig not for this CORRUPTION. Where is service delivery?

2012-02-20 14:02:24.0 | 0 replies

what is happening in SA almost every hospital in each province has problems,i mean really now

2012-02-20 12:48:29.0 | 0 replies