Chennai Floods: Shocking! 14 ICU patients die due to power failure at MIOT hospital

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Chennai, Dec 4: At a time when normal life is battered by torrential rain in Tamil Nadu, a shocking case has come to light.

In one of the biggest tragedy, at least 14 people died due to power failure at the MIOT hospital in Chennai hospital.

Chennai Floods: 18 ICU patients die

As per news reports, all these people were brought in the hospital in critical condition. Hospital sources said that patients died due to ventilator failure because of power outage. Reports further say that incessant rain from last couple of days had flooded hospital area.

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When asked about this shocking incident, State health secretary J Radhakrishnan said, "MIOT Hospital was treating 575 patients when floods started; 75 critical patients were on ventilator".

He further added, "57 were shifted to different hospitals, 18 patients died. Reason of their death is unclear, investigation is underway".

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