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Power restored to Nicosia general hospital (Updated)

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Electricity supply at the Nicosia general hospital has been successfully restored and efforts are underway to fix all technical issues that arose on Monday morning, State Health Service (Okypy) spokesperson Charalambos Charilaou said, adding that no lives were endangered during the power cut.

“Actions are currently being taken to repair the damage,” he said, explaining that members of the state electromechanical service, the contracting company responsible for the hospital’s maintenance, and the Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) are still on the hospital’s premises to establish the cause of the power outage.

“The message we want to convey is that there is no emergency at the hospital and we took all necessary action for the smooth continuation of operations,” Charilaou said.

“Nothing has jeopardised the lives of any patients, and we hope to have a complete restoration by the end of the day.”

Responding to a question about the generators and the power supply systems, he confirmed that both generators and continuous power supply systems are functioning.

Regarding Monday’s scheduled medical appointments for patients, he said that some were postponed and would be rescheduled.

“We do not know where the damage originated. This is a matter for specialists to identify and rectify,” he said.

Addressing concerns about surgical interventions, he assured that no lives were at risk, stressing the existence of systems maintaining electrical power for several hours.

He clarified that the north side of the hospital was the only one affected by the power cut.

“The hospital’s electricity supply has been restored, no lives were at risk, and now we are in the stage of fixing the technical issue,” Charilaou said.

 

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