Minister urged to explain SFGH power outage

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    Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is being urged to reveal the exact cause behind last night’s power outage at the San Fernando General Hospital.

    According to reports, the hospital went dark around 1pm, with power restored by around 7pm after scheduled electrical work.

    Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh believes the incident placed scores of patients at risk.

    He believes they are owed a public apology and explanation.

    He also called on the Minister to reveal how the emergency was handled, and, especially, what measures were undertaken with respect to at-risk patients.