After facing a power crisis for more than 54 hours, power was finally restored in the new wing of Bombay Hospital at 5 pm on Wednesday.
“Electricity in all the three wings has been restored. Functioning of the hospital will return to normal by Thursday morning,” said Dr D.P. Vyas, the medical director.
New admissions and outpatient department check-ups too resumed on Wednesday.
Power supply at the hospital was affected since Monday when a fire broke out in the substation damaging most of the electric connections. According to the fire brigade officials, the fire broke out because of a short-circuit in the transformer.
The hospital has three wings — the old wing, the new one and the Medical Research Centre. Power had been restored at the old wing and research centre on Tuesday afternoon. For the last two days, no planned surgeries and diagnostic tests were being conducted at the hospital. But even after the power resumed, many surgeries have been indefinitely postponed.
Hospital officials said it will take a few days to resume routine surgeries because they need to sterilise the operation theatres, which may take at least another 12 hours. On an average, 40 routine surgeries take place at the hospital. “Even patients would be apprehensive about the hygienic condition of the hospital,” said an official, requesting anonymity.