Haryana: Two infant dead, four critical due to dysfunctional Air Conditioners at a hospital

Due to voltage fluctuation affecting functioning, four infants were immediately rushed to other hospitals in Panipat and nearby areas of Khanpur and Sonipat.

Published: 27th June 2018 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2018 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

PANIPAT: At least two children died and four were left in critical condition allegedly due to dysfunctional ACs on account of voltage fluctuation at the civil hospital in Haryana's Panipat city.

The two infants were admitted to the civil hospital's sick newborn care unit (SNCU) on Monday. However, hospital authorities have confirmed two deaths.

"There has always been electricity in hospital but voltage has been low as a result ACs and machines aren't functional. As soon as we came to know about this issue, we referred those two kids to another hospital. They died on the way in an ambulance," Dr Dinesh, Child Specialist, Civil Hospital.

Due to voltage fluctuation affecting functioning, four infants were immediately rushed to other hospitals in Panipat and nearby areas of Khanpur and Sonipat.

The process of shifting the infants went on till Tuesday early morning owing to unavailability of ambulances.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Sant Lal Verma said "We are facing voltage fluctuation in the area. A probe had been ordered in the case."

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  • Imran

    Please check the facts. Nonfunctional A C s not the cause n can never be the cause. Doctor said in the statement that ACs n machines not functioning due to low voltage. He never said ACs the reason behind it. He meant machines(ventilators) not functioning at low voltage that was the reason.
    1 year ago reply
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