Stirileprotv.ro reported.Sighișoara, a city in central Romania, uses 123-year-old elevators to transport patients,
The elevators, which use a manually-operated rope system, are used only in emergency cases. An employee of the hospital pulls the ropes every time the use of the elevator is required. Three such elevators are still in use.
The management of the hospital says it is planning to replace the elevators. The building of the hospital is a patrimony one, and special permits are needed for repair works.
The elevators date back to 1896, when the building of the hospital was erected.
One surgeon working with the hospital told Stirileprotv.ro that no incidents involving the elevators were recorded so far. “Technically, it is a jewel. Without this elevator, our activity in this building would have been impossible.”
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