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Patients suffer as 4-hour powercut hits PGI services

Patients and their attendants were put to inconvenience at the PGI after the electricity supply remained disrupted for over four hours on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
February 14, 2009 2:53:39 am

Patients and their attendants were put to inconvenience at the PGI after the electricity supply remained disrupted for over four hours on Friday. There was no power from 1 pm to 5 pm in the Nehru Hospital and the new OPD block. Officials attributed the disrupted supply to a fault in the UT electricity department’s line. The fault was rectified in the evening and the supply was restored after 5 pm.

While the services at the emergency block were not disrupted due to the 24-power back-up facility,there was no supply in the patients’ wards and the private rooms. With no electricity at the biochemistry departments,several laboratory tests had to be postponed. The scheduled surgeries were not affected.

This is not the first time in the recent months when long hours of disrupted power supply has affected the PGI. A few weeks ago,a family had alleged that their patient died because some of the medical apparatus did not work in the room due to a three-hour powercut late in the night. One hour power supply also hit the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital-16.

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