The Himachal Pradesh government Saturday ordered a probe after some patients, who had undergone cataract surgery in March at a free eye camp, lodged a complaint that they lost eyesight after the operation, officials said.
Dr Vivek Arora, the private doctor who had allegedly performed cataract surgery on several people leaving 60 of them blind, was arrested on Friday and a case was also registered against a private hospital and a Mathura-based NGO which had organised the camp in Gurdasapur's Ghuman village.
In yet another shocking case of medical negligence, at least 60 persons have lost their eyesight after an operation at a free medical camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district, civil and medical authorities said on Thursday.
National Human Rights Commission today directed Chhattisgarh Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to 16 people who lost their eyesight after cataract surgery at a Community Health Centre and also initiate criminal proceedings against the guilty.
Stung by the Supreme Court`s sweeping proposals to cleanse the game, under-fire BCCI President N Srinivasan is learnt to have had telephonic conferences with his colleagues and legal experts on the future course of action.
In India, cataract is the most common cause of blindness. According to statistics almost 82% of Indians between the ages of 75 to 83 years suffer from cataract, that might lead to blindness. We spoke to Dr Vandana Jain, renowned eye surgeon specializing in cornea and external diseases, about the condition, its diagnosis and treatment.
Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday admitted in the state Assembly that as many as 62 people were left blind in one eye after they underwent procedures at the cataract operation camps held for last two years in the state.
Thirteen more people have lost their eyesight in Chhattisgarh after being operated upon for cataract at a government health camp last month, taking the total number of victims to 24, officials said on Sunday.