9 lose eye sight in eye camp

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Seoni, MP, Feb 7 (UNI) Nine people among a total of 35 patients operated upon at a special eye camp organised by the Mission Hospital at Lakhnadon in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district lost their eye sight and were being treated at a private hospital at Nagpur, official sources said today.

A high-level team set up by Public Health Commissioner has been deputed to probe the incident after the district authorities submitted a report to the state government, District Collector P Narahari said.

As many as 35 people were operated upon by a team led by Dr David of Champa at the eye camp organised on January 28 by the Lakhnadon Mission Hospital, district's Chief Medical Officer Dr J P Verma said, adding the Health department was not intimated about the camp. Nine patients reported post-operative complications and loss of eye sight. They were shifted to a private hospital at Nagpur on February 4, Dr Verma added.

The state government has taken a serious note of the developments and a high-level team will probe the incident, Mr Narhari said.

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