The Tondoro Health Centre in the Kavango West region was flooded following a heavy thunderstorm yesterday.
The areas flooded include the waiting area, reception area, pharmacy storage area and delivery room.
Health executive director Ben Nangombe said in a statement that the flood is connected to poor drainage systems.
“In our assessment, the rainwater that flooded the health centre originated from a water pool that had formed along the nearby gravel road due to inadequate storm water drainage,” he said.
The ministry is working with the Roads Authority to establish mitigatory measures at the health centre.
“This includes creating channels to divert storm water from reaching the health centre in the future, as well as erecting barrier walls around the waiting areas and alongside the entrance to the health centre in order to prevent waterlogging caused by thunderstorms,” Nangombe said.
There has been no major damage to medical equipment or clinical supplies, nor injuries to patients, staff members or members of the public reported in connection to the flood.
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