Power cut puts Pabna Medical College Hospital in trouble

Our Correspondent . Pabna | Published: 00:29, Oct 30,2019


Power failure for last three days in Pabna Medical College Hospital has led to serious problem for patients and hospital staff.

Being angered at the power supply network collapse, interns went out of the hospital, but returned within hours to ensure treatment of the patients.

Hospital authorities on Tuesday said they had established an alternative power connection, but an uninterrupted supply would need a total repair of the supply system inside the hospital.

Due to the lack of major repair works in the hospital’s power supply network, it collapsed after heavy rains last week, the officers said.

‘The power supply network of the hospital is underground. Major power disruption began on Sunday after two days of heavy rainfall,’ said Md Ruhul Amin, an administrative officer of PMCH.

Power connection to the wards was snapped on Sunday which brought immense suffering to the patients, he said adding that the doctors face huge trouble in giving proper treatment.

Being angered at continuous power disruption, interns left their duty on Monday night, however, they joined their works after resuming power supply in medicine and gynaecology department, said Ruhul Amin.

PMCH assistant director Ranjan Kumar said the hospital authorities were trying to solve the crisis.

‘The rain damaged the underground power supply line. Major repair works are needed for uninterrupted power supply in the hospital. We have already informed the PWD office to start the overhaul,’ Ranjan said.

Talking to New Age, Debashish Kumar, PWD superintending engineer, said the PWD engineers had already visited the spot and were trying to restore the power connections.

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