Surprise inspections at eye hospitals in Chennai

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Chennai, Aug 29 (UNI) After the free cataract surgeries, conducted by the private Jospeh Eye hospital in Perambalur, led to loss of vision to more than 50 people, the Tamil Nadu government today conducted a surprise inspection at Sankara Nethralaya and Agarwal Eye Hospital, which conduct cataract surgeries at large.

On instruction from Health Minister M R K Pannerselvam, a team of doctors, comprising Dr K C Parvatham, Project Director, Tamil Nadu State Blindness Control Society, a Microbiologist and an Ophthalmologist, conducted the surprise inspection, an official release here said.

The inspection involved pre-operative screening, preparation and sterility of the operation theatre and post-operative wards it said.

The sterilisation reports of instruments and theatres were verified and post-operative wards were inspected, it said, adding that the sterilisation report of the theatre was verified and the reports were collected.

The post-operative ward was inspected and eye camp patients were personally questioned. Regarding the sterilisation of the theatre, the investigation was going on and the reports were awaited, the release added.

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