MP: Visit to eye camp results 32 people eye vision


Satna(MP): Around 32 people complained that they lost their vision after attending an eye camp last month in Satna District Madhya Pradesh. However, they asked the local administration  to investigate the incident.

The eye check-up camp was held on December 29 at a trust-run Sadguru Eye Hospital in the district during which the patients were administered an injection in their retinas. Satna is some 440 km from state capital Bhopal.

Within hours, some of the patients started complaining that they were not able to see. They were reinjected and asked to wait for some time. But it has been almost three weeks and their sight hasn’t returned.

They were briefly admitted to hospital. But they were later discharged and told that the problem had occurred after the operation.

A three-member expert team will now investigate the matter to check the affected patients’ condition and available facilities at the hospital, District Officer Santosh Mishra said on Sunday.

The latest incident has come two months after 65 patients lost their sight after undergoing cataract operation in the state’s Badwani district and five patients lost their vision in Sheopur district in a separate incident at a government hospital.  It is such a disgrace for the Indian health system that incidents like this keep happening.(IANS)