Wednesday January 23, 2019

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)

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BJP Leader Asks Parents Of A Rape Victim To Express Gratitude To Them

The eight-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony

BJP Leader Asks Parents Of A Rape Victim To Express Gratitude To Them
Can India Really Take An Ostrich Approach To The Condition Of Women?. Flickr

In a shocking incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Madhya Pradesh asked parents of a minor rape victim to express gratitude to the local MP for visiting them.

Sudarshan Gupta, a BJP legislator, was caught on camera in Indore’s MY Hospital, asking the victim’s kin to thank his party MP Sudhir Gupta for visiting them at the hospital to inquire about the minor girl’s condition. Immediately, the parents of the victim were seen nodding and folding their hands before Sudhir. “Say thank you to the MP (Sudhir Gupta). he has travelled only to meet you (Sansad ji ko dhanyavad boliye, special aapke liye aaye hain)”

The eight-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony here and allegedly gang-raped at her house in Mandsaur three days ago. The girl’s condition is “continuously improving” and she may be discharged in about two weeks, a senior medical official said on Saturday.

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Also read: Don’t Play Politics With Rape Incidents

So far, the Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested two people in connection with the incident. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday condemned the incident and said the accused should be hanged till death. Meanwhile, locals in the district have been protesting against the incident, demanding death penalty to the accused. (IANS)