Apac hospital has suspended all surgical operations due to lack of water supply. The hospital has been operating without water since July when the water pump that supplies the hospital was blown by electricity. Since then, the management of Apac hospital has been fetching water from community boreholes for its operations, which has become costly.
As a result, the hospital management has resolved to suspend all surgical operations, which involve the use of huge volumes of water. Dr Alfred Aloka, the medical superintendent Apac hospital says they were forced to suspended theater operations because of the water crisis.
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Aloka says currently all patients in need of operations are being referred to Aduku health centre IV and Lira regional referral hospital for services. He explains that they have going through hardship to maintain the hygiene and cleanness of the ward owing to the water crisis.
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Dr Mathew Emer, Apac District health officer has confirmed the development. He however, says the procurement process is ongoing adding that, the water pump will be fixed soon to restore water supply to the hospital. Apac hospital receives more than 200 patients each day. Close to 45 patients are operated on at the hospital each month.