Electricity restored at Dora Nginza Hospital following cable theft

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Electricity has been successfully restored to Dora Nginza Provincial Hospital in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, after days of relying on generators due to the theft of electrical cables last week.

The Health MEC, Nomakhosazana Meth, has strongly condemned the act of vandalism and expressed gratitude to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for its efforts in reinstating the power supply.

During the outage, critical areas such as theatres, operation rooms, and general facilities were sustained using emergency interventions. Fortunately, there have been no reported fatalities resulting from the disruption in electricity supply.

The Health Department’s spokesperson, Sizwe Kupelo, conveyed the department’s concern about the situation and urged community members to collaborate with the police and the department to prevent health facilities from falling victim to criminal elements.

In recent years cable theft has been on the rise, emphasising the need for increased security measures to protect critical infrastructure.

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