Water shortage hits PCMH and Ola During hospitals

Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:22

Patients at the Princess Christian Maternity and Ola-During Children’s hospitals have expressed deep concerns over “serious water shortage’ in the two health facilities.

Both hospitals are situated in the same compound on Fourah Bay Road in Freetown.

The patients told CTN that running water had been lacking, adding that the reservoir was not functioning.

“We have to go out of the compound to look for water,” a relative of a patient said. They said the water problem at the hospital had made life difficult for patients especially new mothers who have babies to take care of.

They cited the acute water shortage as a major obstacle to the delivery of the free health care services at the hospitals.

The consultant doctor at the PCM hospital, Dr. Ibrahim Tholley admitted to the water shortage, which he said was affecting both patients and health workers.

Dr. Tholley said they had reported the issue to the Ministry of Health and plans were underway to replace the reservoir at the hospital.

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