Management at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has reportedly ignored an electrical fault which occurred after a fire broke out and damaged part of the Mbuya Nehanda maternity division last month.
The absence of power in the maternity ward has worsened the situation as some babies are now being born either dead or deformed.
Paediatrician, Dr Azza Mashumba said that the government has to urgently deal with the issue. She said:
There is no urgency at all, this fire happened on the second of February 2019 but they are painting the outside. How is that important, how is that going to help at all? There is just no urgency at all.
We are trying so hard, we have tried coming up with contingency plans but nothing is moving.
However, Parirenyatwa Hospitals Chief Executive Officer, Mr Thomas Zigora said that the painting of the hospital is being done by a well-wisher while the electrical fault would be addressed very so.
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