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Amid frequent disruptions in power supply, GMC Anantnag to have separate generator line

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10000 litres of diesel remains available at GMC to meet any eventuality: Principal GMC

Anantnag: Amid the sudden disruptions in the power supply at Government Medical College (GMC) associated with Hospital Janglatmandi Anantnag, the hospital authorities are mulling to install a separate line for generators to avoid any emergencies.

The move comes days after the main Power cable connected to the hospital was damaged accidentally necessitating the urgent repair and shutting of the power supply till the repairs were done by the concerned staff.

Principal GMC Anantnag Dr Tariq Ahmad Qureshi while talking to Kashmir Vision said the power supply was restored in half an hour on December 16 noting that measures are being taken to avoid such emergencies in future.

“The generator could not be used during the shutdown as power supply to the hospital is through the same cable, however, all efforts were put in and supply was restored in just half an hour,” he said.

He said during the power shutdown period, no patient  suffered for want of Oxygen or any other treatment as main Hospital operation theatres, medical and surgical ICUs were kept on inverter backup during the shutdown.

“A separate generator line is being installed in the hospital besides that another generator has been ordered so that generators can be used at time of power outage and other eventuality,” he said.

He said the hospital is equipped with four inventors with battery backup of around three hours.

“Besides two generators available in the hospital, an extra line is being installed so that we won’t have to see power shutdown again,” he said.

He said the hospital has 10000 litres of Diesel available at the hospital so as to run generator, central heating systems and for other eventualities.

“On December 16, we had to face power shutdown for half an hour as the cable got damaged because it was weak. The cable has been replaced and separate cable has been ordered which will come up direct from station to hospital and a seperate line is also being installed in coming few days,” he said.

He said they had already taken up the issue of installing a separate line with PDD in March this year but due to some technical problems this was not done.

“But it will be done in the coming few days so as to ensure that such things won’t happen again,” he said.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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