Back-up plans in place for hospitals affected by water shortage

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The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that it is working with Joburg Water to put contingency plans in hospitals and clinics that will be experiencing water interruptions.

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) remains on high alert following a notice of the two-day planned water interruptions due to maintenance by Rand Water from Monday, November 15.

“Water tankers and mobile toilets have been deployed by Joburg Water in various health facilities such as Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital among others. This is in addition to existing reservoir resources in the various health facilities that fall in the affected areas of the planned water interruption,” said the department spokesperson Kwara Kekana.

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The department has also consulted their facility managers to put plans in place to ensure there is minimised use of water in non-essential areas.

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