21 patients die on single day in Hyderabad govt hospital, staff blame power outage
In a shocking incident, at least 21 patients died in Telangana's state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad after a power outage.
Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, at least 21 patients died in Telangana's state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad after a power outage.
According to Times Now report, some doctors said the electricity first tripped around 3 pm on Friday and then continued at regular intervals. Although there were four generators on standby, the hospital claimed they had developed snags and could not be used when the power lines were later cut off to find the cause of the tripping. The deaths occurred in specialty wards.
Other reports also suggest that the hospital authorities blamed the works being undertaken by the TS Transco, which was done on Friday.
The deaths occurred in specialty wards, including the surgical intensive care unit, neo-natal intensive care unit, respiratory intensive care unit, acute medical care unit and the emergency ward, all of which were affected by Friday's power failure.
Meanwhile, Telangana Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy denied the report and said that 'Tertiary care hospitals in the government sector such as Gandhi, tend to get maximum number of last-stage cases and thus it would be wrong to blame power outages behind the deaths.'