Bhubaneswar, July 31 (LocalWire): In an incident that could have severely undermined a person’s health condition, doctors at Nuapada District Headquarters Hospital (NDHH) were forced to continue with chemotherapy of a cancer patient under mobile phone flashlights.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening due to the disruption of electricity supply in the hospital. With no alternative arrangements, the doctors were left with little option but to continue administering the life-saving intra-venous drug, using flashlights of mobile phones for help.
While confirming the incident, the NDHH authorities, however, expressed their helplessness in averting such exigencies.
“The process was interrupted midway because of the power cut. Since the hospital does not have power backup facility, the doctors had no option but to carry on with the chemotherapy under the beaming flashlights from cell phones,” an NDHH health official stated.
The hospital authorities pointed out that it’s was not a case of medical negligence. Instead, the doctors rose to the occasion and performed their duty despite the adverse condition which was beyond their control.
They further said that while the hospital requires an uninterrupted power supply, frequent load shedding and power cuts were adversely affecting the functioning of the DHH here.