All patients who lost eyesight moved to Agra hospital

Mathura, Jan 6: All the 11 persons who had lost their eyesight in a cataract operation camp organised by an NGO on November 22 have been referred to S N Medical College, Agra, for special treatment.

"Since we could not get any expert eye surgeon here all the patients who had almost lost their eyesight have been referred to S N Medical College, Agra," Chief Midical Officer Dr B S Yadav said. Police had yesterday registered a case against the NGO Bankey Behari Seva Sansthan Chandra Puri, Dhauli Piau, which organised the ill-fated camp.

Yadav said the role of suspended opthomalogist P B Gautam in the camp is being enquired. "His participation is being enquired by City Magistrate. All I can say that he was suspended and then attached to  Rampur," he said.

There has been no progress in the police enquiry as the complainant has not yet recorded his statement. "We will record his statement after the enquiry of  City Magistrate and Chief Medical Officer," Inquiry Officer B S Tyagi said. Meanwhile, City Magistrate Hem Singh has started recording the statement of people involved in the camp.

"The statement of suspended opthomalogist P B Gautam, Dr Chhabaria, Dr Mina Singh, Dr Ashutosh Mishra have been recorded," he said. Statement of owner of the press where handbills were printed and landlady Shakuntala Devi have also been recorded”, City Magistrate Hem Singh stated.

"We will reach to any conclusion when the statement of all the person involved are taken. Till then we can not disclose their statement. No comment on the involvement of Gautam in aforesaid camp," he added. 


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