Patients suffer during 7 hour power cut at GMC Baramulla

Patients suffer during 7 hour power cut at GMC Baramulla
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Baramulla, June 30: Patients and their attendants at Government Medical College Baramulla on Wednesday were subjected to immense discomfort following seven hour power shutdown announced by the department of power development department.

Following the power shutdown, the patients were seen struggling throughout the day while attendants were fanning patents with towel and cloth pieces. “Patients had been left in scorching heat here. It looks like hell here,” said Gh Rasool, while attending patient at the GMC Baramulla.

Fumed over authorities careless approach, the attendants said that the GMC authorities failure to operate generator on a scheduled power shutdown reflects their concern for the patients. “Certain tests which were supposed to be conducted at the hospital could not be conducted owing to power shutdown. With the result patients had to either defer those tests are conduct in private,” said Muhammad Amin, an attendant.

The chief engineer Kashmir Power distribution corporation limited (KPDCL) had earlier announced power shutdown across Baramulla town on Wednesday in order to carry out branch cutting and necessary repair of 33KV power lines.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar, while taking note of the issue said that he will look in to the matter. “ I have taken note of the issue will enquire about the non availability of the electricity at the hospital,” he said.

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