THE Katutura State Hospital was without water for the umpteenth time yesterday. The situation started on Wednesday afternoon. This meant that in theatres, only emergency operations could be performed. Sterile bottled water was used, it is understood.
The use of toilets was also limited.
According to Dr Georg Judmann, the senior medical superintendent of the hospital, the water situation is a “chronic problem”.
Because the hospital is 40 years old, most of its pipes are rusted, he said.
The hospital is busy with a 20-month renovation project during which the pipes will be completely overhauled, Judmann said. “Only then the problem will be solved.”
The water supply was restored by yesterday afternoon.
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