Doctors perform 16 surgeries in mobile phones torch light in D I Khan

09:24 PM | 18 Aug, 2016
Doctors perform 16 surgeries in mobile phones torch light in D I Khan
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DERA ISMAIL KHAN (Web Desk) – Doctors in Dera Ismail Khan carried out 16 operations in the torch light of mobile phones.

According to media reports, the operations were carried out in District Headquarters Hospital in D.I Khan City of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, owing to incessant power outages and generator breakdowns.

With no electricity at DHQ Hospital and generators out of order, there was no option but to do the unthinkable, claimed surgeon Dr Farooq. “The surgeries needed to be carried out. So we performed 16 surgeries in the torch light of the phones,” said surgeon Dr Farooq.

According to Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Fazlullah, the operations could not have been carried out, as there is no possibility of conducting 16 surgeries in five minutes.

The surgeons would never make such an irresponsible decision, he said, adding that the generators were available at the medical facility but may not be working when the operations were carried out.