June 5, 2013
Egypt medics perform surgery by 'mobile-phone light'
Egyptian doctors had to use the light generated by their mobile phones to perform surgery after a sudden power cut at a hospital, al-Masry al-Youm newspaper reported.
The patient was about to have a minor gall-bladder operation when the lights went out in the southern city of Qina.
The provincial governor later ordered an urgent inquiry, saying there was no excuse that the hospital's back-up generator did not work.
[via the BBC]
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