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10 Infants Die in Pakistan Hospital Due to Power Failure

by VR Sreeraman on September 30, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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 10 Infants Die in Pakistan Hospital Due to Power Failure

Interruptions in oxygen supply caused by power failure has claimed lives of 10 new-borns in a hospital in Parkistan's Sindh province over the last 24 hours.

According to police, four children who were in the intensive care unit died late Friday night when power broke down at the government hospital in Larkana city, Xinhua reported.

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The hospital administration tried to start the power generators but they were out of order. The electricity could not resume till Saturday afternoon and the babies continued dying one after the other due to the absence of backup for oxygen tanks.

Talking to the media, Afsar Bhutt, medical superintendent of the hospital, said that the infants did not die due to administrative fault or negligence on the part of doctors but due to late arrival for medical treatment at hospital.

Both the governor and the chief minister of Sindh have ordered a probe into the incident.

Source: IANS
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