Has Brazil’s largest city just run out of water? Taps run dry and doctors ‘suspend dialysis’ for kidney patients as nation faces historic drought

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

Monday 23 February 2015

As Brazil continues to battle a historic drought, millions of people in its largest city are about to run out of water.

São Paulo, home to around 20 million, is experiencing its lowest rainfall since 1930, and new water-saving measures have been introduced in an attempt to manage the escalating catastrophe.

Services including schools and hospitals are having to adapt to the country’s newfound water struggles, with The Telegraph reporting that doctors have even been forced to cut short dialyses treatment for kidney patients.

The Cândido Fontoura children’s hospital has refuted claims that it went without water earlier this month, but biologist Analice Dora expressed fear: “Everyone is worried. Hospitals are the one place that can’t lack water.”

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