Health department says most facilities using backup generators amid power cuts
The Gauteng Health Department says most of its facilities are equipped to handle the current power outage - more especially the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital which is the largest in the province.
Load shedding is expected to go on into Saturday.
Department spokesperson Kwara Kekana says generators are being used.
Chris Hani Baragwanath has about 17 backup generators and one additional mobile generator. The biggest generator that we have kicks in within 15 seconds when there is power interruption, it can run for about 10 days...Kwara Kekana, Spokesperson - Gauteng Health Department
The smallest capacity backup generator that we do have can run for about 24 hours if the fuel level is well is at its maximum capacity.Kwara Kekana, Spokesperson - Gauteng Health Department
Kekana has also urged motorists to make way for emergency medical services given the traffic congestion caused by load shedding.
We really want to encourage citizens when seeing ambulances and priority vehicles that are coming through, please make way because they are likely transporting patients.Kwara Kekana, Spokesperson - Gauteng Health Department
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