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Namibia: Tsumeb District Hospital Falling Apart

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Broken toilets, dirty bathrooms, leaking basins and pipes are some of the challenges that the Tsumeb District Hospital is currently facing.

A visit to the hospital depicted a sorry state of affairs, as most of the facilities are not functioning.

The visitors' toilet, located right next to the hospital's reception, is out of order and does not flush.

Despite this, it is apparent that it is being used nonetheless.

A pipe is leaking between the TB ward and the administration building, while heaps of refuse lay uncollected in the same area.

Some of the bathroom floors appeared brownish due to dirt, while there was no toilet paper. The Namibian learned that patients use newspapers after relieving

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