102-yr-old woman operated on wrong eye for cataract in West Bengal

A 102-year-old woman was operated for cataract in the wrong eye in a state-run hospital in Nadia district.

Published: 17th June 2016 11:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2016 09:33 AM   |  A+A-


KRISHNANAGAR: A 102-year-old woman was operated for cataract in the wrong eye in a state-run hospital in Nadia district, her relatives alleged today.

Shanti Bala Das was admitted to the College of Medicine & JNM Hospital at Kalyani to remove cataract from her left eye, but she was operated on her right eye, her son-in-law Narayan Biswas complained to police and hospital authorities.

The surgeon concerned Mahua Mukherjee and hospital Principal Shantanu Banerjee, however, said, "Both her eyes had been affected and it was made clear to the patient party." "There was no mistake on part of the surgeon," Banerjee said.

The police said they have received a complaint from Biswas and surgeon informed them that the patient told her before the operation that she has problem in her right eye. Biswas said her mother-in-law was released after the operation but her right eye started to bleed after reaching home.

He claimed the surgeon had admitted her mistake and requested them not to lodge any complaint. 

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