'It's like working in a war zone': Power outages put lives of the sick at risk

Doctors have to step in and do the work of critical ICU machines

06 June 2021 - 00:00

As the lights went out suddenly at Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital on Wednesday at noon there were sudden flickers of fluorescent lights and then darkness as the generators battled to kick in.

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