Suwasiripaya shuts elevators to save power

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Patients visiting the Ministry of Health (Suwasiripaya building) to meet health officials have been heavily inconvenienced as the elevators have been halted to conserve electricity.

They complained that patients with different health conditions visit the Ministry but the health administration has disregarded their difficulties. As a result, patients were compelled to use the stairs to meet the Director General and Secretary to the Ministry of Health to voice grievances.

Patients also lamented that the differently abled also had to use the stairs and that the health administration’s actions contravened WHO recommendations to facilitate the differently abled with a special elevator.

By Faadhila Thassim