Power Cut at Airdrie’s Main Street Led to Temporary Shutdown of Alberta Health Services

Power Cut at Airdrie’s Main Street Led to Temporary Shutdown of Alberta Health ServicesIt has been reported that a pole fire led to power cut at Airdrie’s Main Street, affecting 2,100 lives. The fire took place on Monday. It has come to light that soon after the pole fire; the power got disconnected at 2:00 pm.

The whole incident forced authorities of Alberta Health Services to close down its Community Care Clinic and Urgent Care Department for one whole day. However, on Tuesday at 8:00 am, the services were resumed.

A Spokesman of Alberta Health Service, James Finstad, said: “Patient and staff safety are obviously our top priority. Based on a review by the fire marshal, the decision was made to temporarily close the facility”.

The Fortis Alberta crews are currently working towards making the power supply available to about 1,000 people. It has been informed that for the time being patients with emergency cases coming to the Airdrie Urgent Care would be directed to somewhere else.

However, the patients who had taken an appointment previously would be rescheduled so that patients could be provided with care that they need. Alberta Health Services has the responsibility of providing care to a population of 3.7 million people. It is hoped that the delay caused by the power cut would soon overcome.

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