Qena governor orders investigation into surgery conducted under cell phone light

Qena governor Adel Labib has ordered an urgent investigation into a surgery which surgeons at the province's central hospital conducted with cell phone light due to a two-hour electricity outage.

The medical team, led by Dr. Amr Abdel Wahed, conducted a gallbladder extirpation for a 60 -year-old lady, but power went out in the middle of the surgery, which prompted him to continue using cell phones lights.

Efforts to operate the hospital’s emergency generator had failed.

Egypt is currently witnessing almost daily power cuts as part of the government’s scheme to reduce pressure on power stations during summer and given the shortage in fuel required for their operation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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