March 22, 2007

Vietnamese doctors use mobile-phone light to finish surgery

Doctors in a Vietnamese hospital used light from their mobile phones to finish a surgery to deliver a baby after a power failure in the operating room occured and when the backup generator failed to kick in. Cellular News reports.

"The surgeons were at a crucial point in a caesarian-section operation on a mother, when the lights went out in the operating room in Pleiku General Hospital in remote Gia Lai province, 550 kilometres north of Ho Chi Minh City.

The surgeons quickly gathered up eight mobile phones of all doctors and nurses in the room and used their display lights to continue the operation,". The Mom and baby are fine".

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