Docs stitch wounds in torch­light at Hin­daun hospi­tal

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page - Suresh Fou­j­dar htraj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

: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.

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Doc­tors stitch up a pa­tient as an­other holds a torch in Ka­rauli’s Hin­daun.

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