Some of the patients admitted to the Delhi government-run Dr Baba Sahib Ambedkar Hospital were transferred to other hospitals, including Burari Hospital, after a prolonged power outage for patients’ services. The hospital experienced a power outage between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, according to doctors from the hospital.
A short circuit and a transformer fire resulted in a power outage at the hospital. “There are backup power sources in all sensitive areas such as the intensive care unit and they took charge during a power outage. The most important thing is that there were no mishaps,” a senior doctor from the hospital said, on condition of anonymity. Emergency protocols are in place in every hospital for such scenarios, and patients have been transferred.”
All services have been returned to normal in the hospital.
The power outage affected routine services, such as planned surgeries. However, the hospital’s emergency department was operating throughout the blackout.
The hospital is one of the top four hospitals run by the Delhi government and has an attached medical college. The hospital receives approximately 5,000 patients in its outpatient clinics every day and there are approximately 700 patients admitted to the hospital at any given time.