Nine babies born ‘by cellphone lights’ as storm closes Limpopo hospital

When the Ramathuba arrived at the hospital, some of the mothers and newborns had been moved to other hospitals while others had remained at Jane Furse, waiting to be discharged in the afternoon.

“The mothers that spoke to the media during the MEC’s visit said they were grateful to have been helped against the odds, but it was a scary situation,” Shikwambana said.

Many patients in other wards have been moved to other facilities.

“The flooding did not spare any part of the hospital,” said Shikwambana, adding that the dentist and surgical wards were among those that had been badly damaged.

The hospital had closed temporarily.

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