Human rights implications of load-shedding health facilities

Human rights implications of load-shedding health facilities

Filename Load-shedding-factsheet.pdf
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Date added June 13, 2012
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Electricity is an essential service for personal and household use but more so for use at such public facilities as hospitals. Interrupting electricity supply through improper procedures, particularly through unannounced or unexpected load-shedding, poses a direct risk to the lives of patients who
may be in intensive care, receiving emergency treatment, or undergoing life-saving surgery.