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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Erratic power hindering health service delivery

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Speaking to The Standard on Monday at the Serrekunda Major Hospital in Kanifing, Mr Saho described the situation “as an obstacle to health service delivery”.

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“I came here with my sick mother, who is in her 90s but just to be told that there was no power and I had to wait. I could wait but I wondered how long could my mother wait for the electricity,” he said.

He added that a major hospital like the Serrekunda General Hospital should not have patients waiting just because there is no electricity, saying that a mechanism should be in place as subsidiary to main power supply. 

“Look at the hospital, prominent Gambians, women, children and others are all sitting for nothing but to wait for light to come, which to me as a concerned citizen should not be a case in a hospital like this,” he said.

The hospital authority, he said, should find a way of solving this, either by taking it up with Nawec or having an alternative in a form of a generator to avoid shortage of power in a major hospital like the Serrekunda Hospital.

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