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In Andhra Pradesh after power outage doctors treat patient under mobile flashlights

Kurupam, Andhra Pradesh : In a shocking incidence, visuals of doctors treating patients under mobile phone torch light at a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Parvatipuram in Manyam district has gone viral, highlighting the power outages in the state. After a road accident, eight injured were brought to Primary Health Centre at Kurupam on Saturday. Since there was a power cut, the medical staff had to treat the injured under the flashlight of mobile phones. The PHC, like many other government health facilities, lacks power backup.

Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu slammed the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government over the electricity shortage. “Horrified by the scenes unfolding in Kurupam, where doctors are forced to provide treatment to a patient under flashlights during a power outage. Power cuts are causing immense suffering across various sectors in Andhra Pradesh, including households, agriculture, and industry,” Naidu wrote on X.

“People have taken to the streets to protest against the persistent electricity shortages. Jagan has failed to provide a stable and reliable power supply. It’s distressing to witness a state that once enjoyed a surplus of power now plunged into darkness and frequent blackouts,” said the leader of opposition. This was not an isolated incident. Similar scenes were witnessed at Area Hospital at Salur town in the same district. The hospital plunged into darkness due to power cut in the area following a thunderstorm on Saturday. The blackout caused severe inconvenience to patients. Medical staff had to provide emergency treatment to patients under the flashlight of their mobile phones.