NHRC issues notice to Telangana Govt on eye surgery
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a note of the incident when seven patients at a government-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital (SDEH) on June 30 in Hyderabad have suffered complete loss of vision in one eye after undergoing a botched-up cataract surgery. Following those reports the National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to the Telanaga government. The victims, four women and three men aged between 50 and 70 years, developed a bacterial infection caused by superbug Klebsiella.
A case under Section 338 of IPC (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) has been registered against the eye hospital. Laboratory reports revealed that the saline solution administered to them during surgery had the bug. In the middle of this horribly botched up surgery the patients were left in pain and clueless as to what was happening, one of the patient said, "The doctors concerned are nowhere to be seen now to tell me just when I will regain vision in my left eye," said the 70 year old patient from Ranga Reddy district. Patients started having unbearable pain and puss formation in their eyes soon after the surgery, with incessant vomiting.