外文标题：Power cut kills patient in ICU
JAIPUR/Bikaner: A 35-year-old patient on ventilator support at the Intensive Care Unit of Bikaner’s Prince Bijoy Memorial Government Hospital died due to power failure on Tuesday.
Sources said the ICU’s ‘A’ Wing, where Munna Lal was admitted, had no backup when the power supply was cut around 9am. Lal was shifted to another wing, but it was too late. “In the process of shifting, Munna Lal died. All the four ventilators in the ICU became dysfunctional,” said a relative of Lal.
Lal was from Ratangarh town of Churu district and had been admitted to the hospital for the past 10 days. He suffered from TB, kidney and liver ailments.
Hospital authorities, however, maintained that Lal died almost two-and-a-half hours after being shifted and that his death had nothing to do with the power disruption.
“After the power failure, we shifted Lal to another wing within 10 minutes. He died at 11.30am. His death has nothing to do with the power cut,” said Dr R D Agarwal, professor of medicine department of the hospital.
“Work is on to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all the wings of ICU,” said hospital superintendent Dr K K Verma. He confirmed that the rooms and wards affected by the power cut did not have any backup.
“有关确保所有重症监护区能够不受停电影响的工作正在进行。”院长K K Verma说。他证实了受停电影响的监护病房并没有备用电源。
The district administration has set up a committee to probe the incident. “Soon after the incident, district administration officials rushed to the hospital. I asked them to file a report by Wednesday,” said Bikaner district collector Aarti Dogra.
The hospital administration has also set up a three-member team to look into the incident.
Sources said power disruptions were routine at the hospital.
Ganesh Dubey ()
I just don’t get it. Althought I am proud that India has made it to Mars, but the why the f*** are you going to Mars when you can’t even solve the basic power problems in India? What is the logic, someone please explain!
ehsanullah Sharief ()
NO POWER BACK UP FOR ISU!!! ..WHAT!
sanatan Issar (Ldh)
Its horrible that ICU wing was without power backup! No generators or power backup? Shocking!!
Santosh Patil (Unknown)
When our system will improve to common man feel good status?
If he died within 10 minutes of removing the ventilator, it is very likely he was in a very bad shape and would not have recovered anyway. If he survived for 2 1/2 hours after the power cut and then died, then the power cut has no bearing on his death. Either case, my condolences to the family. It is a very difficult choice to put someone on ventilator, and an even more tough choice taking them off the ventilator. For the patient, it is the worst form of torture. Sometimes, blessings may come in disguise.
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Reaching Mars will not bring you electricity. Investment in power is what you need today.
Jagdip H Vaishnav (Unknown)
Whether Death is due to power cut or not is secondary question, power cut in ICU reveals apathy , mismanagement on the part of Hospital Management
Yo da (India)
Revoke the license for this hospital and the head of the hospital shud b suspended..
LtNRoji SINGH ()
People in manipur die like this often and especially during the 100 days blockade but never make headlines or even news. F…’m k man