8-hr-long power outage at Kalyansinghpur CHC leaves patients in lurch

Kalyansinghpur: Patients and their attendants experienced a harrowing time at the Kalyansinghpur Community Health Centre (CHC) in Rayagada district on Wednesday due to an eight hour power cut at the hospital.

When the day temperature in Rayagada was recorded at 42 degrees Celsius yesterday, the long outage at the hospital left patients including pregnant women and their relatives in the lurch.

Though a generator was available at the CHC for emergency, the hospital authorities did not bother to switch it on. Later power supply was resumed to the CHC following media intervention.