Patient care in Delhi hospitals remains unaffected

Patient care remained unaffected in all major hospitals in Delhi on Tuesday.

Updated: Jul 31, 2012, 16:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Patient care remained unaffected in all major hospitals here even as power supply snapped on Tuesday following Northern Power Grid failure for a second time in two days.

According to authorities in central and Delhi Government hospitals here, there was no complain of any hindrance in patient care following the power supply failure that crippled the city for sometime.

"I have checked with major hospitals and they have confirmed that they have good back-up to deliver services," Anshu Prakash, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Delhi government, said.

He said, "Delhi hospitals have diesel back up. These are pressed into operation in case of power failure. Sufficient diesek stocks are available. There is no reason to panic.

"Services in critical areas such as operation theatres and emergency departments are not effected. Even in wards lighting arrangement and fans are functioning."

Authorities in hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College amongst others spoke of back-up systems being in operation.

"We have generator back up for all units. All surgeries in the operation theatres are continuing and will go on smoothly," D K Sharma, Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, said.