3 days no water at UTH’s Maternity Ward

The University Teaching Hospital, Zambia’s biggest referral hospital has had one of its wards where mothers deliver from running without water for three days now, Zambian Eye has been informed.

Ward B11 is one of the wards that accommodates mothers expecting to deliver and newly born babies. It has three toilets and two bath tubs to cater for about 100 mothers.

The hospital is located in Lusaka, the Zambian capital. Recently UTH had a serious supply of water, it had to call for President Michael Sata’s intervention to address the problem.

Zambia is struggling to offer a better healthcare and the new government had promised to improve the service delivery once in office. So far they have done away with user fees but many health centres remain congested.