Patients and staff at the Navua Hospital have been without water supply since last Thursday as the hospital’s internal booster pump has malfunctioned, which is expected to be repaired by this Thursday.
Some staff have raised concerns as it is very difficult for patients admitted in the maternity, children and other wards.
They say using the bathroom or having a shower is a difficult exercise for them.
The Water Authority of Fiji says the Navua Hospital encountered a disruption in supply last Thursday that was caused by the blockage of the raw water intake in Wainikavika due to flooding.
They say the team managed to clear the blockage on Friday and supply was restored immediately after completing this work.
The Authority says they understand that the issue that is currently impacting Navua Hospital is the internal booster pump malfunctioning.
They say this pump is the responsibility of the hospital, and is required to pump water to hospital’s header tank.
WAF adds water carting service is available for the hospital, as and when required.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the repair work is expected to be completed by this Thursday.
He says they are currently carting water to the hospital and are in the process of filling up the tank. Dr. Fong says this is a ongoing exercise as the demand for water is high.
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