Beitbridge District Hospital has with immediate effect, shut down its mortuary because of power cuts and the current high temperatures. In a memorandum released on November 9, the Hospital said:
Notice is hereby given that Beitbridge District Hospital has temporarily suspended mortuary operations with immediate effect.
The decision has been brought about as a result of the lengthy power cuts and high temperatures being experienced hence rendering the mortuary equipment non-functional.
As a result of this, now new bodies will not be accepted for storage in the mortuary.