The central ventilation system in the main theater at the country’s largest referral hospital-UTH-has broken down.
The system malfunctioned about three days ago resulting in the suspension of vital life serving operations.
UTH Managing Director, Lackson Kasonka has attributed the breakdown of the ventilation system to the high temperatures being experienced in Lusaka.
He explains that the system in the theater has been failing to cool forcing management to switch it off to avoid effects on other machines.
Dr. Kasonka says everything is being done to avert the problem.
He however says surgeries in other wings like the Maternity ward are being done.
Several patients who are being turned away following the malfunction in the ventilation system have complained over the development.