Docs stitch wounds in torchlight at Hindaun hospital
:Doctors at a government-run hospital in Karauli’s Hindaun treated three women who were injured with the help of a torch light as the two generators at the hospital were not functioning, residents said.
The incident took place on Wednesday evening, the residents said.
The hospital has two generator sets but none of which have been functioning for the past 10 days.
Patients at the hospital faced a power outage for more than five hours after a storm and heavy rainfall in the afternoon snapped power supply.
Three women from Sikandarpur village, who were injured when a mud house collapsed due to the storm, were rushed to the hospital in the evening where doctors stitched their wounds with the help of a torch light.
The 125-bed government-run hospital caters to hundreds of people in the sub division.
Two generators costing ₹10 lakh were installed at the hospital five years back.
Ram Lal Meena, a resident of Badkapura village, said his grandson was admitted to the hospital a couple of days back, has been facing a lot of hardship due regular power cuts.
“There is no power back-up during the power outage as the generators at the hospital are not functioning,” he said.
Hindaun sub divisional magistrate Ram Chandra Meena, however, said he was not aware about the incident.
“As far as I am aware, both the generators at the hospital have been functioning but I will inquire about the incident and action will be taken accordingly,” he said.
Doctors stitch up a patient as another holds a torch in Karauli’s Hindaun.