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Murphy’s Law at play in QEH blackout


BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Murphy’s Law at play in QEH blackout

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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL’S (QEH) stand-by generators are working perfectly.

But unfortunately for the medical health facility, its back-up supply could not be utilised during last week’s crippling power outage.

The hospital’s director of engineering Paula Agbowu told the SUNDAY SUN in a recent interview that contrary to popular belief, the generators did not malfunction last Saturday when a massive water leak led to a five-hour blackout that put patient care at risk.

“There was a misconception out there that the hospital doesn’t have working stand-by generators, but we have three 1.4 MVA (mega volt amp) generators at our disposal which are in working order,” the QEH’s chief engineer told the SUNDAY SUN. (BA)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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