Row over 14 deaths in hos­pi­tal with­out power

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CHENNAI: A mas­sive row broke out at a pri­vate hos­pi­tal in Chennai on Fri­day amid re­ports that 14 pa­tients had died re­port­edly af­ter heavy rain flooded the gen­er­a­tor room and snapped oxy­gen sup­ply to those on life sup­port.

An­gry rel­a­tives thronged the MIOT hos­pi­tal, ac­cus­ing of­fi­cials of neg­li­gence and hid­ing the news for sev­eral hours, though the state gov­ern­ment said the deaths were not caused by power out­age and had occurred be­fore De­cem­ber 3 while fam­i­lies failed to col­lect the bod­ies be­cause of the floods.

“Vadi­ve­lan met with accident on Sun­day at Puducherry. We im­me­di­ately brought him to MIOT think­ing it’s the best hos­pi­tal,” said Prakash T, a rel­a­tive of the 34-year-old vic­tim.

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Army per­son­nel res­cue an el­derly woman in Chennai on Fri­day.

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