Energy outages attributable to the winter storm haven’t prevented the College of Texas Medical Department hospitals from treating sufferers, however the lack of water sophisticated issues, stated senior communications specialist Chris Smith Gonzalez.
The medical department by no means misplaced energy, González stated. However she misplaced water service on Wednesday, forcing her to make use of bottled water when she was ready to usher in water tankers, González added.
The medical department has been busier as a result of widespread outages, González stated. Individuals who use oxygen tanks at house have turned to the medical department to cost their tanks as a result of they do not have energy at house, he stated.
Extra residents are additionally within the emergency room as a result of bones damaged from slipping and falling on ice, Gonzalez stated. And there are a number of new burn sufferers from the native inhabitants making an attempt to construct bonfires to maintain heat, he stated.