Indore: Probe Panel Fails To Identify Reasons For Infection, No Action On Hospital Likely

Indore: Probe Panel Fails To Identify Reasons For Infection, No Action On Hospital Likely

The team has also taken the record of the patients and submitted it with the report.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 10:11 AM IST
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The three-member probe panel of the health department has failed to find the reason for the infection in eyes of the patients, who complained of loss of eyesight post cataract surgery at Choithram Netralaya. The team didn’t mention any reason for the infection in their report and expressed failure in finding the one due to which the district administration is avoiding any action against the hospital.

The three-member probe panel led by NPCB nodal officer Dr Pradeep Goyal, Dr Anubha Shrivastava, and Dr Shweta Walia had reached the hospital on Monday morning and checked the eyes of seven patients as one of eight patients couldn’t come to present before the team. The probe panel submitted its report to the collector, chief medical and health officer (CMHO), and the regional director, health on the same day. “The probe panel didn’t mention the reason for the infection in the report.

Action cannot be taken on the basis of the same,” collector Asheesh Singh told media. Meanwhile, Dr Goyal said that they met seven patients as one of them couldn’t come.  Sources said that out of seven patients, four patients were found recovering as their eyesight is turning normal while three of them still have the infection and it will take time to recover. The team has also taken the record of the patients and submitted it with the report. 

Eight patients from Indore, Ujjain, and Dhar districts, underwent cataract surgeries in Choithram Netralaya at a camp under the National Program for Control of Blindness (NPCB) on March 20. As many as 79 cataract surgeries were performed and the patients were discharged on the next day. The surgery was done in a camp under the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) on March 20.

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