Indore : Four more patients, who lost their eye-sights after botched cataract surgeries, have been admitted to Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) on Tuesday after being referred from Barwani Hospital. With these patients, the number of patients admitted in the city turns 58 as 12 patients were admitted on Monday as well.
Health Department officials have also admitted the rest 26 patients, who had gone through the surgeries during the camp held in Barwani from November 16 to 24, with the fear that they could have infection. These patients are admitted under the observation of the team from MGM Medical College.
According to Joint Director, Health Sharad Pandit, “Four more patients are referred from Barwani and the total number of patients getting treatment in Indore has reached 58. We are monitoring the health conditions of the patients and providing them with every possible help.”
He added that one of the patients has got infection in both of his eyes and the chances of his recovery are less.
“We have also discussed with the experts about cornea transplants of the patients and found that the eye sights of 8 patients can be retrieved by transplants but they cannot say the percentage of vision,” Dr Pandit added.
Two of the patients are residing out of state as one has gone to Gujarat and other to Bihar. The department officials are trying to contact them to check their health status.