Via The Times of India, a disaster with obvious public health implications: Over 20 states in power crisis as 3 grids collapse. Excerpt:
NEW DELHI: Triggering a major power crisis, three electricity grids connecting more than 20 states and the national capital collapsed on Tuesday.
While the northern grid failed for the second straight day, the eastern and north-eastern grids too collapsed. These three grids carry about 50,000 MW of electricity.
The collapse has left more than half of the country powerless. Essential services and public transport systems, including Railways and the Delhi Metro were also hit.
"Grid incident occurred at 1pm affecting the northern grid, eastern grid and north-eastern grid -- System Under Restoration," National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), under the power ministry, said in an update.
About 22 states and union territories have been impacted by the failure of the three grids.
The northern grid covers nine regions -- Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Chandigarh.
At least six states are covered by the eastern grid. They are West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Sikkim.
I'll try to find reports on how the healthcare system has been affected.