Victoria Hospital experiences more electrical problems

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Victoria Hospital experiences more electrical problems

A faulty relay switch in the generator room at the Victoria Hospital has caused some disruption in the services offered at the health care institution, officials at the Ministry of Health disclosed.

The disruption occurred at about 11:00 a.m today and lasted for about an hour.

Hospital Engineer, Gilan Joseph said the hospital began to experience some temporary fluctuations in the power supplied to the facility, due to a faulty relay switch in the generator room.

“The change over switch in the generator room was going bad and it had the power changing from the generator power to LUCELEC power, so we were seeing some fluctuations in the power,” he explained.

A replacement relay has been sourced and should be installed soon. A temporary solution has been put in place as well; bypassing the relay switch on the generator and connecting directly to LUCELEC’s mains.

There was no damage to equipment during the fluctuations in the electricity supply. However, dialysis services had to be temporarily put on hold for today.

The hospital experienced a power outage almost two weeks ago, which was reportedly caused by a faulty power breaker.

The blackout occurred between 5.p.m and 6.p.m on Tuesday, November 4 and lasted for several hours. It also affected dialysis services being offered to patients at that time.

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  1. MAN'S POWER IS FAILING YOU NEEDS GOD'S POWER OVER EVERYTHINGS PRAY FOR THE WORKERS THAT EVERYTHINGS WILL BE ALRIGHT MAY GOD HELP
    IN THIS MATTERS

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  2. We need to educate on, implement and enforce Electrical Standards and Regulations; and carry the necessary in house and state periodic/routine inspection in order to eliminate some of the electrical problems and fatalities we have been having of late

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  3. Concerned citizens we should probably start by PAYING THEIR BILLS at VH. All the debt they can collect can be a help

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  4. Its high time some one sue that hospital. I could only imagine my horror if I was on life support at victoria "always without electricity " hospital. Whole chow MWe pa Kay bon. Respective ministries now is the time to get consulants and contractors to fix the issue. Hope no one is thinking about their cut.

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  5. It seems that all the main switches and breakers have served their useful life and they need replacements.

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  6. Has anybody been to maternity to see the torrent of water that comes through the roof when it rains? Water is being collected in huge garbage bins. Is nobody ashamed of this? The first impression of St. Lucia through the eyes of the newly-born. That's how much we care for our young? Says a lot about our future. Water coming through electrical fittings and all. Meanwhile politicians continue to seek medical attention at our expense overseas. Lol, Lucians rather commit suicide than to demand what is be done, that it be done. Is Boco Haram in charge? Shame

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    • The revolution will come dont worry they using state funds to purchase Expensive SUVS hire party hack consultants travel abroad unnecessarily and form silly visions commissions. There is so much that the people can take if things continue as is within 3 years time it will happen JASON SIFFLET AND THE FLOG BLOG HAS ALREADY STARTED THE PROCESS

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      • Sorry to state the obvious, but both parties have been in power with Victoria in the same state. Unfortunately power corrupts, these fellas have no vision for the country, they only see as far as their pockets!

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  7. wHAT DOES THAT MEAN? " FAULTY BREAKER + FAULTY RELAY SWITCH = ?

    FAULTY HOSPITAL?

    I don't know, was just doing some math when it occurred to me.

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  8. Cyah run small Victoria properly so how we will run a new National hospital, a Wellness Centre and St. Judes, all at one time

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  9. Big hospital like that what them SLP ppl doing to fix that NONE whiles they by the bar drinking ppl dying in the hospital smfh stlucia needs a coup!

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