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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:45 - Updated Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:45

Zaire: Fire guts provincial hospital's operating block

Mbanza Kongo - The second surgery block of the northern Zaire province?s hospital in Mbanza Kongo was severely damaged at dawn on Thursday after small fire ripped through the equipment installed in that health facility.

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Zaire: Side view of emergency room of provincial hospital of Zaire

Photo: Pedro Moniz Vidal

The director of the provincial hospital, Pedro Almeida Gomes, who was speaking to ANGOP blamed the fire on short circuit.

He added that the fire destroyed a considerable part of the equipment installed there.

"We were taken aback by the fire that caused serious damages in the second operating block of the provincial hospital, used for the infected surgeries, losing all equipment”, he explained.

According to him, the health workers continue to work to determine with accuracy the material damage caused by this fire that occurred in the largest health unit in the province.

The provincial hospital of Zaire has a capacity of 149 beds.

The health facility provides services in the areas of pediatrics, general medicine, surgery, orthopedics, maternity, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, stomatology and physiotherapy.

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