Water contamination alert at Letsholathebe Hospital

A previous case of contaminated water in Molepolole
A previous case of contaminated water in Molepolole

MAUN: Health officials at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital have said they have discovered an infectious bacteria,faecal streptococci from reticulated water in the hospital.

Ngamiland District Health Team head Dr. Christopher Chembe told a press conference on Wednesday that at least 12 wards at the hospital are affected as their water is polluted with faecal streptococci. He said only five wards have safe water for drinking by patients and the hospital staff.

Chembe said the bacteria was discovered during routine tests by the infections control unit of the hospital, this week. Chembe further explained that the hospital management has resolved to stop patients in all the affected wards from drinking the water as it poses a health risk. According to Chembe the bacteria found in the water can potentially cause diarrhoea.

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