A fateful evening in Nagapattinam unfolded with a collision that left five individuals injured, including Chennath Nisha and her son, Baba Bakruddin. Riding pillion on Baba Bakruddin’s motorcycle, they were near the Nagai Government Transport Corporation office when tragedy struck.
Their motorcycle collided head-on with another, carrying three passengers – Najim Muhammad from Nagore, and Santhosh and Satis from Nagapattinam. In the aftermath of the collision, all five were left seriously injured, prompting swift action from compassionate neighbors who rushed to their aid. The injured were swiftly transported to Nagai Government General Hospital for medical attention.
For Baba Bakruddin and Chennath Nisha, their injuries required them to be transferred to Thanjavur Government Medical College Hospital for further treatment. Meanwhile, the three critically injured youths continue their battle for recovery at Nagai Government Medical College Hospital.
However, a harrowing turn of events unfolded during their treatment, as a sudden power outage plunged the emergency room into darkness. Doctors valiantly carried on, relying on the illumination provided by cell phone torches. This shocking revelation left the patients’ relatives and the general public questioning the state of emergency facilities.
This incident has cast a spotlight on the dire need for hospital improvements, including the installation of essential facilities like inverters to ensure uninterrupted medical care during such crucial hours. It serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of equipping hospitals with the necessary resources to handle emergencies effectively.
In response to this incident, the Tamil Nadu government faces mounting calls to address not only the situation in Nagai but also extend such vital upgrades to all government hospitals lacking in essential amenities like ventilators. As investigations into the accident continue under the purview of the Uppalayam police, the focus remains on safeguarding lives and enhancing healthcare infrastructure.