June 5, 2013

Egypt medics perform surgery by 'mobile-phone light'

images.jpeg 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.

quotemarksright.jpgThe 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.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via the BBC]

Similar stories blogged by textually over the years - oddly all in 2007.

-- Vietnamese doctors use mobile-phone light to finish surgery (2007)

-- Cell phones light up operating room during blackout in Argentina (2007)

-- Vietnamese doctors use mobile-phone light to finish surgery (2007)

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