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Pregnant women asked to bring own fuel at the hospital

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Pregnant women asked to bring own fuel at the hospital. In a rather alarming development, pregnant women have been told to bring their own fuel when they come for childbirth. The fuel will be used in generators as the country is currently plagued by debilitating electricity blackouts which are averaging 18 hours a day.

Health-focused publication, the Health Times reports that this alarming development is taking place in Mashonaland West. Apart from fuel, the women are being asked to bring their own medical supplies such as syringes, gloves which will be used during the childbirth.

A source who spoke to the Health Times said, women in some health facilities in Mashonaland West are made to buy all sundries which they cannot afford and in some facilities are made to bring two litres of diesel when coming for delivery.

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The fuel is meant for generators in case the electricity goes and one is in need of surgery. The publication goes on to note that some municipal and district clinics resorted to using candles during deliveries due to the load shedding.

Source – iHarare

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