Sewage spill at health facility

2015-08-27 06:00

Yes, you can become very sick if you come in contact with water that is polluted with sewage. Sewage is a faecal matter.

Therefore the sewage spill at the parking area of the Uitenhage Park Centre Clinic in Canon Street is a huge matter of concern to staff members.

“Sewage at a health facility is unacceptable,” said Douglas Roman, Clinic Committee member of the Nelson Mandela Metro Health Sub District B, Park Centre Clinic.

“I am visiting the clinic on a daily basis to monitor the situation. Clients are complaining to us as a committee regarding the sewage spill at the Clinic,” said Roman.

He approached the Sister in charge, as there was also sewage flowing to the yard from the Magennis Park side.

“She said she reported the problem to the municipality, but has not received any response yet.

She further explained that a letter from the staff concerning the yard and sewage, has been sent to the relevant persons.”

The backyard is muddy and bumpy, especially after rain.

According to Roman, this is an ongoing problem since 2012, but it currently is in a terrible situation.

“I am inviting the MEC or anyone to come and see the condition. When it rains, it can not be utilized,” said Roman.

Most people visiting the clinic do have health conditions that need treatment. Visiting a premises where viral infections are “breeding” as a result of broken or blocked sewer mains which cause sewage spills, is a huge concern

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