Cataract Surgery In Torch Light On 32 Patients; Inquiry Ordered

An inquiry has been ordered into the matter and the organisation entrusted with the task could be blacklisted if found guilty.

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Cataract Surgery In Torch Light On 32 Patients; Inquiry Ordered

The cataract operations were done in torch light as there was no electricity or power back-up there.

Unnao:  A probe has been ordered into reports claiming that 32 cataract patients were operated upon in torch light for want of steady electricity supply at a state-run facility in Unnao today.

According to the reports, 32 cataract operations were done at the community health centre (CHC) in Nawabganj yesterday in torch light as there was no electricity or power back-up there.

Chief Medical Officer Rajendra Prasad said the acting district magistrate has ordered a probe into the matter and the organisation entrusted with the task could be blacklisted if found guilty.

Meanwhile, some relatives of the patients complained that they were not provided with any beds after the procedure, and that they were made to lie down on floors despite extreme cold weather condition

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