No power, Doc? Use your mobile!

Now this is really an encouraging use of technology!! 😉 Hats off to the Docs!

Doctors in a Vietnamese hospital used light from their mobile phones to finish a surgery to deliver a baby after a power failure in the operating room, a doctor said on Thursday. The surgeons were at a crucial point in a caesarean-section operation on a mother when the lights went out in the operating room in Pleiku General Hospital in Gia Lai province, 550 kms north of Ho Chi Minh City. “The backup generator also failed, we had to continue the operation right away but the operation room was pitch dark,” said Nguyen Tu Tin, chief surgeon of the operation.

So the surgeons quickly gathered up eight mobile phones of all doctors and nurses in the room and used their display lights to continue the operation. “Though not very bright, the light from the cell phones was good enough for us to remove the baby from his mother before our backup generator brought the light on again,” Tin said. Both the mother and baby boy are in good conditions and will be released from the hospital shortly.

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