A patient on ventilator at VS Hospital here died following a four-hour power cut in the city on Wednesday. According to the hospital authorities, Sadik Hussain (18) was critical even before the power cut. He was brought to the hospital in a critical condition on June 26 after a bus ran over him.
“We ensured that generators were working in the hospital. Sadik was in ward 15 where there is no generator. We arranged for a manual back up for the ventilator. With two damaged kidneys and multiple pelvis fractures he would not have made it. We have ensured that other patients are safe,” said Dr S T Malhan, medical superintendent, V S hospital.
The power cut took place around 6.30 pm following which the patients and their relatives started panicking. “Some cable has been cut because there is a lot of renovation work going on in the hospital. It will take two more hours for them to fix it,” said Malhan two hours after the power cut.