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Parirenyatwa Hospital operates without running water

by Thobekile Zhou
31 Oct 2016 at 13:28hrs | Views
Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare has gone for several days without running water sparking fears of disease outbreak at the institution.

According to state run Star FM radio station, patients had no water to use at the weekend.

However, hospitals' chief executive officer, Thomas Zigora is quoted saying he "is tired of talking about water issues" with the media.

Water crisis is not unusual at Parirenyatwa hospital and Harare.

Last year, more than 40 people in Harare were hospitalised due to typhoid, a bacteral infection that causes fever, headaches and constipation or diarrhoea.

On Sunday, Bulawayo24.com quoted Harare council acting water director Engineer Hosiah Chisango saying residents are overusing water.

He said a family of six in the high density suburbs is using between 800 and 850 litres of water per day - a figure which is high when compared to other users in the region.

Council wants residents to consume around 400 litres per day.

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