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Gauteng Health: Water supply challenges at hospitals affecting care

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) would like to inform the public and our clients at Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital that due to constraints in the Johannesburg Waters network, the two facilities are experiencing low water pressure, with some sections within affected more than others.

Johannesburg Water has releases a public notice requesting clients to reduce water consumption due to high water demand affecting their reservoirs and towers.

Both Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph facilities have boreholes but unfortunately, this is not sufficient to keep up with the water demands at the hospitals.

Johannesburg Water is currently supplying water through mobile tankers and continues to deliver at an increased frequency. It has also isolated two towers to ensure supply to the hospitals.

Unfortunately, even with these measures, the water supply challenges persist and continue to negatively affect the smooth provision of healthcare services. Nevertheless, the services within the two hospitals are still running.

The water supply issue has put health care workers under immense pressure as they try to mitigate the current situation.

The Gauteng Department of Health appeals to the community to bear with us as we navigate this challenge and also reiterates the call for people to use water sparingly.

Issued by Gauteng Department of Health

 

 

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