Man alleges doctor removed his wrong eye

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 19:25

Malda (WB): A 45-year-old daily wage
labourer went blind in both his eyes after a surgeon allegedly
removed the good eye instead of the ulcer-affected eye in
Malda district.

Deepu Das of Kushida village at Harischandrapur said
he underwent an operation in an eye camp for surgical removal
of his left eye, affected by ulcer in the cornea, on Monday.
Chief Medical Officer, Health, Swapan Kumar Jhariat
said as per rules before surgical removal of an eye, a doctor
has to obtain the written consent of the family members of the
patient.
The rules also say, according to the CMOH, that the
doctor has to take a second opinion of another doctor before
proceeding with the operation.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 19:25

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