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Tamale Teaching Hospital Without Power

  The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) has been without electricity supply from the national grid for the past two days.

This according to the authorities was as a result of a break in an underground cable that supplies power to the hospital.

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The
situation has forced the administration to rely on a generator to power
only the clinical areas of the hospital, which is the only referral
hospital for the three regions in northern Ghana.
In an interview
with Graphic Online, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the hospital,
Hisboa Mohammed said the administrative blocks were without power.

“We are only powering the clinical areas such as the neonatal unit, intensive care unit and maternity wards.

Engineers
from the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDco) of the Volta
River Authority (VRA) and Ghana Grid Company (GRIDco) were working to
restore the power but their efforts were being hampered as some
developers have constructed buildings on the underground cable.

VRA

When
contacted, the Northern Regional Public Relations Officer of the VRA,
Mr Mohammed Ibrahim Ababa, said the fault occurred at Lamashegu, a
suburb of Tamale behind the Central Medical Stores.

He said
someone had put up a building on where the underground cable passed thus
causing damages to the cables and thereby making it difficult for the
maintenance team to identify the fault.

He said it was an offence
for anyone to put up a structure on underground electricity cables and
said the VRA would pull down all buildings wrongly cited on underground
electricity cables to avert such problems in the future.

 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
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