Saturday February 24, 2018

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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Strange Rituals: Demon King Ravana is Worshipped on Dussehra

Effigy of Ravana burns. Dussehra. Wikimedia

Sep 30, 2017: Vijayadashami or Dussehra is celebrated with fervor at the end of Navratri every year. The festival is observed by burning the puppet of King Ravana. While at some places, the celebration of good over evil is celebrated by burning effigy of the demon king, there are some places where Ravana is worshipped on this occasion. It is predisposed amongst the followers that all their wishes come true on this day.

Also Read: Ram and Ravana Have More In Common Than You Think: 5 Traits of the Anti-Hero Ravana That You Must Learn | Dussehra Special

Every year on Dussehra, the 125-year-old Dashanan temple in Shivala area of Kanpur is opened for its devotees. An idol of King Ravana is ornamented, and aarti is performed. Devotees perform religious rituals and light lamps to celebrate the festival. The temple remains closed following the burning of Ravana’s statue.

Dashanan Temple was constructed in 1890 by king Guru Prasad Shukl. The rationale behind the construction of Dashanan temple was Ravana’s adherence towards Lord Shiva.

King Ravana is worshipped at many places in India, for example: In Andhra Pradesh’s Kakinada, a huge shivalinga established by Ravana is revered along with the demon-king. Vidisha, a village in Madhya Pradesh is dedicated to King Ravana. In this village, the first wedding card invitation is sent to Ravana before the commencement of any celebration. Neither the devotees burn dummies of King Ravana, nor do they celebrate Dussehra.

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