Question NW1560 to the Minister of Health
02 July 2018 - NW1560
Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Health
(a) What is the (i) name and (ii) location of each hospital in the country that has experienced a water shortage in (aa) 2017 and (bb) 2018 and (b) on what date did the shortage (i) start and (ii) come to an end in each case?
All health facilities including hospitals and clinics in the country do have water supply services. However, like any other services there might be interruptions from time to time for various reasons such as breakdowns, drought, etc. in such cases temporary supply services, i.e water cartage takes place to remedy the emergency situation. Depending on the geographical location of the facilities, local authorities like municipalities do assist in emergency cases. Since such activities are at operational level for a short span of time, it is not necessary to keep detailed recording of these activities at the National Department of Health.