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July 10, 2020
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Authorities Restore Water To Laloki Hospital And Staff Residents

After being without water for almost 4-months, water supply has been restored to the Laloki Psychatriac Hospital and several staff houses.

Over the weekend, water was fully restored following a 24-hour strike by the hospital staff on Friday.

Staff spokesperson, Frederick Kebai, told EMTV News that city authorities have responded positively, however other commitments must be honored.

These include the K2 million funding for a proper water system by Eda Ranu, and water tanks for staff houses.

The services at the hospital remain undisrupted.

For the past years and months, hospital staff have resorted to walking 20 minutes to nearby villages to collect water to cater to their patients, and keep the hospital running.

A staff numbering at 160, along with their families are affected.

For 17 years the hospital has suffered from this chronic water problem. Staff want authorities to address the issue with a long term solution.

However, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr Ludwig Nanawar, told EMTV News that discussions with Eda Ranu have resulted in a costing of K2 million to install a proper water system.

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