Floods and power cuts disrupt Osmani Medical services

Medical services at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet were interrupted due to a power cut after flood waters entered the hospital premises.

Services in the hospital’s surgical department and intensive care unit (ICU) are hampered due to the power outage.

Professor Ahmedul Kabir, additional director general of the Ministry of Health, told The Business Standard that there was no electricity at Osmani Medical College hospital, but the intensive care unit was operated manually.

“The process of installing an emergency generator continues to continue providing medical services to patients. We are in contact with the mayor of the city regarding this. Hopefully an arrangement can be reached very soon” , he added.

Hospital authorities were forced to cut the power supply as water began to enter the hospital premises around noon on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Osmani Medical College has been declared closed due to deteriorating flooding situation.

Director of Osmani Medical College Moinul Haque told TBS that classes and exams have been postponed due to flooding in different halls of the medical college.

Shams Bin Rakib, a fifth-year middle school student, said, “Water has entered the hall premises, there is no electricity either. The room was declared closed today. We leave the room and go home. disrupted in hospital due to flooding.”

A doctor at Sylhet Sadar Hospital, who did not want to be named, said the hospital had 66 patients. Even after recovering, they couldn’t get out of the hospital because the roads were flooded.

He also said no new patients could come to the hospital for the same cause.

The hospital has also faced power outages and is continuing treatment using generators, he added.

Christine E. Phillips