09 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: When gusting wind speeds of 200 kmph were at its peak in the afternoon of May 3, a total of 22 babies were rescued and admitted to the Sick and New Born Care Unit of Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.
However, the SNCU had been ravaged badly due to the strong winds as the ceiling had collapsed and the electric fittings and gadgets had started cracking and falling down.
Reportedly, 7 Staff Nurses, 2 attendants along with 2 Medical Officers were present on duty at that time. When the ceiling started falling thereby endangering the lives of the babies inside the SNCU, the Staff Nurses and Attendants covered the babies without caring for their own lives.
They immediately started rescuing all the 22 babies safely to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located on the ground floor of the same building. Due to the quick and courageous action of the staff on duty, the lives of 22 sick new born babies could be saved.
Here are some pictures of the damages: