Gauteng Health Department concerned about water disruptions in hospitals

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The Gauteng Health Department says it’s concerned about the ongoing water disruptions affecting some hospitals in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

Affected hospitals are Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Leratong in the West Rand, Helen Joseph and Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.

Rand Water reported a power failure over the weekend which affected the City of Johannesburg, Rand West Municipality, Merafong Municipality and Mogale City Local Municipality.

“As of this morning, parts of Bara are without water, with low pressure in some areas while Leratong Hospital water supply has been restored, albeit with low pressure. We continue to appeal to communities and our patients to bear with us as various government agencies are working to find lasting solutions to the prevailing challenges which are outside our core mandate. This will allow the Gauteng Department of Health to focus on the provision of clinical care to patients,” says Gauteng Health Spokesperson Kwara Kekana.