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Cataract surgery in torch light on 32 patients in UP; probe ordered


Unnao (UP), December 26: A probe has been ordered into reports claiming that 32 cataract patients were operated upon in torchlight for want of steady electricity supply at a state-run facility in Unnao on Tuesday.

Cataract surgery in torch light on 32 patients in UP; probe ordered. Courtesy: ANI news

According to the reports, 32 cataract operations were done at the community health centre (CHC) in Nawabganj on Monday in torchlight as there was no electricity or power back-up there.

Chief Medical Officer Rajendra Prasad said the acting district magistrate has ordered a probe into the matter and the organisation entrusted with the task could be blacklisted if found guilty.

Meanwhile, some relatives of the patients complained that they were not provided with any beds after the procedure and that they were made to lie down on floors despite extremely cold weather conditions.


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