ICU patient dies after power cut in Delhi

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New Delhi, Oct 11: A 74-year-old under intensive care at Delhi's Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital passed away on Saturday, Oct 10, after her life support system collapsed due to a power cut.

Mrs Sharada Gaur would have celebrated her 75th birthday on Sunday, Oct 11. But the power cut lasted for over 45 minutes, and the doctors couldn't revive despite their best efforts, a media report said.

Raj Mangal, the deceased's son-in-law, the doctors, in a bid to save her, resorted to using light from their cellphones to manually revive her.

According to him, the back up generators didn't kick in when the power collapsed, plunging the entire ICU and CCU wings into darkness and shutting off important life support machines.

The family has decided to sue the hospital with criminal negligence.

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