Tying up the deaths of two COVID-19 patients at the Government Medical College Hospital in Tiruppur with the power disruption at the the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), kin of the deceased alleged that the incident occurred due to negligence. Hospital administrators denied the charge.
Power supply was reportedly interrupted for about 40 minutes as a result of a wire being cut by mistake during construction work at the medical college on Tuesday.
The hospital administration claimed the power cut was not the reason for the deaths, and the patients were in a critical condition since Monday night.
Tiruppur Collector K. Vijayakarthikeyan said the power interruption occurred around 11 a.m. on Tuesday after a wire was cut during construction work, involving heavy vehicles and an earthmover.
Power supply was restored after 40 minutes but two COVID-19 patients who were in the ICU died in the…