“We used to depend to our single generator which is no longer operating,“said Chinhoyi hospital superintendent Collet Mawire told journalists Dr Mawire. “If the power outages persist we are likely to lose tonnes of medicines which require refrigeration. We have since stopped surgical operations on critical patients because of the problem. “
Mawire urged relatives of the deceased to come collect their bodies in time.
ZESA Holdings spokesperson Fullard Gwasira said the erratic power supply at the hospital could be the result of a technical fault. “Hospitals are always our priority. It’s possible that the hospital might have developed a fault because of aged networks. It also important to appreciate those electric faults does happen this wet season.”
“The country last week had some power outages because we were operating with two units with Hwange producing 190 megawats, but this is not to say we switched off power to our institutions of major priority,”said Gwasira