A power cut has hit some homes and businesses in and around Cromer on the north Norfolk coast. Almost 400 properties were hit by a power cut – with some set to be without electricity for several hours.
In Punjab, for almost two weeks, the entire state, including urban areas, has been facing massive power failures. Farmers are among those who the hit hard, as they are not getting the promised eight-hour supply for paddy transplantation.
Over the past few weeks, districts across Tamil Nadu have been witnessing at least three or four hours of power failure every day. This at a time when the people are already vexed about the government’s steadfast refusal to extend the deadline to pay electricity bills.
A number of unintended consequences can come with technology-enabled health services. These include disruptions due to power failure, and sudden faults in technology while professionals are attending to patients.
A fire which broke out on an electricity pylon caused a power cut and left 26 customers without power. The fire is believed to have started accidentally, and no injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.
The authorities must put in place contingency plans at Covid-19 vaccination centers to deal with eventualities such as a power failure. The blackout in Kuching, Malaysia led to overcrowding and showed a lack of planning and foresight.
Unscheduled power cuts at frequent intervals has affected residents across Mayurbhanj district. For citizens, more than power failure, lack of prompt response to complaints by authorities concerned, is adding to their hassles.