The current load-shedding that the country is experiencing has forced health personnel at Lusaka’s George health centre to use candles for lighting to pregnant women when giving birth.
A check at George clinic by has revealed that despite the health facility having a generator donated by the centre for infectious disease research in Zambia -CIDRZ-, it is rarely operational due to non-availability of fuel to run the machine.
Those found at the clinic say the clinic experiences long hours of load shedding just like the entire compound which at times halts work at the facility thereby threatening the health of patients.
At the time of the visit, the health facility had no power as it was undergoing load shedding.
On Tuesday in parliament, energy minister, Matthew Nkhuwa said 61 health institutions have been put on dedicated lines and where exempted from load-shedding.