National Post (Latest Edition)
DOCTORS PERFORM HEART SURGERY AS ROOF BURNS
russian doctors stayed behind in a burning, tsarist-era hospital in the country’s Far East on Friday to complete open-heart surgery after a fire broke out on the roof while they were operating.
Firefighters who took hours to put out the blaze in the city of Blagoveshchensk said they used fans to keep smoke out and ran in a power cable to keep the room supplied with electricity.
A group of eight doctors and nurses completed the operation in two hours before moving the patient to another site, the emergencies ministry said.
“We did everything at the highest level,” surgeon Valentin Filatov was quoted as saying by REN TV.