After the main generator at Juba Teaching Hospital, which supplies electricity broke down, the hospital was left in darkness forcing midwives and nurses to resort to using mobile phones for lighting medical facilities and minor operations.

Director-General in the national Ministry of Health, Dr Alexander Dimiti was surprised when he learned about the development and wonders why the solar system is not used in the health facilities.

“Nurses and midwives should not be using mobile phones for lighting medical facilities.” He said during his tour of the hospital.

A source at the hospital disclosed to HIJ that patients that need surgical operations are transferred to private clinics due to lack of electricity at the hospital.

Juba Teaching Hospital electricity crisis has affected the hospital resulting in the deaths of at least patients including newborn babies owing to lack of electricity.