POWER DISASTER AT MATERNITY HOSPITAL
Staff are struggling today to keep babies alive at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in west Johannesburg after electricity failed in the area at 8am this morning.
The emergency generators have been unreliable, cutting out at times, so babies are being ventilated manually.
Ambulances are taking the most vulnerable babies to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, and to the Natalspruit and Tambo Memorial hospitals on the east rand.
Mothers requiring caesarean operations are being transferred out.
This is an extremely stressful situation for everyone at the hospital.