GPHC hit with five-hour power loss

—ICU, A&E among departments affected

Doors to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit opened as a means of ventilation during the power loss.

The Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) was hit with a five-hour electricity outage yesterday after an electrical breaker was burnt, accelerating plans to equip the hospital with more backup power.

The outage resulted in some services being disrupted for most of the morning period, into early afternoon. Power was restored to the building sometime around 1 pm yesterday.

Stabroek News was informed that an alarm was raised after persons saw smoke wafting from a room with electrical components…..

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