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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Curiosities | 0 comments

Surgeons had to finish with their cellphones lighting up operation by power outage

Surgeons had to finish with their cellphones lighting up operation by power outage

(CC) Army Medicine

A team of surgeons in Qena, Egypt, was performing a minor surgery the gall of a man of 60 years when there was a widespread power outage in the city to cut the in the hospital. To make matters worse, the generator enclosure did not work during the emergency.

Given the seriousness of the situation, the doctors managed to avoid operating in total darkness by a technique that we have all ever used: Enlightened with phones. Fortunately for surgeons, their devices were loaded, so surgery completed brightening with the light of his cell.

The blackout occurred in the context of an energy crisis and frequent power outages in various parts of the country, those who are already part of the daily lives of thousands of Egyptians. For its part, the provincial governor said not work investigate why hospital generator.

Link: Egypt medics perform surgery by ‘mobile-phone light’ (BBC News)

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