Following incessant rains in Chennai for the last two days, Sundaram Medical Foundation hospital wall collapsed at around 1.30am on Thursday forcing the patients to move out.

The old Sundaram hospital building in Shanti colony of Chennai’s Annanagar collapsed due to heavy rains. The wall fell over the transformer of the building which disrupted the power supply to the hospital.

Sundaram Medical Foundation hospital told media around 20 patients were moved out as the hospital faced power shortage. Patients from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were admitted to Apollo hospital. Some others were moved to the MGM hospital in Nelson Manickam Road and Kanchi Kamakoti child’s Trust hospital in Nungambakkam.

The wall collapse is believed to have damaged the drainage connection as some part of the hospital was inundated making it inaccessible to the people around.

Hospital authorities are however, getting the broken drainage connections. As per reports 12 male patients, 9 female patients and a child were shifted from the hospital.

Chennai has experienced the wettest day of this year on Thursday with a record rainfall of around 108 mm in 24 hours.

The heavy rains were caused by an upper air circulation along the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Lightning and thunderstorm were witnessed in many parts of Tamil Nadu.

As the Northeast monsoon is all set to arrive in Tamil Nadu by October 1, the state government is gearing up to deal with the heavy rainfall that the state usually witnesses this season.

According to reports the Government of Tamil Nadu has identified nearly 4,400 flood prone areas and instructed the District administration to take appropriate measures to prevent any untoward incidents caused by heavy rains.



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