Botched eye ops: NHRC takes suo motu cognizance to Sarojini Devi

Published: 16th July 2016 04:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2016 04:47 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Based on a media report, the National Human Rights Commission took suo motu cognizance of botched up cataract surgeries at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in the city. Nearly five patients have lost their vision in one eye each after cataract surgery on June 30.

“A notice has been issued to the Chief Secretary and DGP of government of Telangana, calling for detailed reports in the matter within two weeks,” the NHRC said on Friday.

In the surgeries conducted at the eye hospital on June 30, 13 patients suffered from serious eye infection. Officials from Telangana Health and Family Welfare department said the infection is caused by Klebseilla bacteria in Ringer Lactate solution used to wash the eyes of patients during surgery.  While seven have recovered, three are still responding to treatment.


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