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Suryakant Jena

Cuttack: Medical services were thrown out of gear in SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today following a power outage for nearly five hours.

As per sources, power went out all of a sudden today morning leading to a complete blackout at the casualty, trauma care, paediatric and new dengue wards of the hospital.

The situation turned worse when the generator also failed to restore power at these emergency wards of the hospital.

Patients and their family members expressed shock over such power failure in important wards of the hospital which is considered as one of the prime healthcare institutions in the state.

However, after nearly 5 hours, the electricians finally managed to restore the power.

A senior official of the hospital said that the reason behind the outage has not been ascertained yet.

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