Faulty machines leave doctors in the dark

2012-09-15 16:15

Equipment is failing medical staff and patients at public hospitals

Just last week, surgeons at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto had to perform a caesarean section using a cellphone for light after the electricity cut out during the operation and the generator failed to start.

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