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Parirenyatwa Hospital Plunged into Darkness by Power Cuts

by reporter263

Patients life at risk after doctors at Parinyatwa hospital had to carry out essential operations using mobile phone lights and candles after a power cut due to load shedding in Harare on Christmas day.

Parirenyatwa hospital declared a “major incident” at early in the morning after the power cut and the generator failed to backup, according to sources.

Load shedding in Zimbabwe lasts 18 hours a day and drought has been a major factor affecting millions of Zimbabweans into darkness as hydro-power dams drain, and government’s debt is making matters worse.

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