Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Major Mwanza dispensary faces acute water scarcity

From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Correspodent

Families forced to bring water for patients

A major dispensary in Mwanza Region is suffering a dire shortage of water so much that, families of patients admitted there are forced to provide their own water.

Dr. Sylivester Kajoro, who is in charge of the Igokelo dispensary in Misungwi District, admitted to this paper over the weekend that the shortage of water at the dispensary is jeopardising the health of patients there.

“We even ask relatives to bring in water to clean bed sheets for their patients,”
he conceded.

Dr. Kajoro revealed that the dispensary has been using unsafe water fetched from nearby ponds which places patients and staff at risk of contracting communicable diseases.

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