Cell phones light up operating room. Cell phones light up operating room.

Cell phone illuminates operating room during Tabasco surgery

Emergency power system ran out of fuel

A power outage in Villahermosa, Tabasco, forced a team of surgeons to resort to using cell phones to illuminate an operating room.

When the power went out in several areas of the state capital on Monday night, the emergency power generator at the Doctor Gustavo Rovirosa Pérez specialty hospital kicked in. But it quit soon after when it ran out of fuel.

Dark hallways and operating rooms could be seen in a video posted later to social media, but the lights were on in one operating room after doctors lit up their phones so they could continue with a patient’s bile duct surgery.

The blackout lasted about five minutes.

Source: Acustik Noticias (sp)

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