Eight lose vision after cataract surgery in Bhavnagar, probe ordered

The inquiry panel has three doctors from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, and two from Bhavnagar.

Ahmedabad | Published:October 27, 2016 2:23 am

Eight of the nine patients who underwent cataract surgery at a trust-run hospital in Bhavnagar Friday, lost vision in one eye, following which the state government instituted an inquiry by a panel of five doctors.

Three of the patients — 51-year-old auto driver Ranjitsinh Rathod, 52-year-old courier firm employee Prakash Vyas and 59-year-old school bus driver Mahesh Dambaliya — were brought to Ahmedabad for further treatment. Two of them had to get one eye removed.

Rasik Bhingradiya, secretary of Swami Shree Nirdoshanand Manavseva Trust, the charitable organisation which runs the hospital at Timbi village, said they came to know about the complications on Sunday.

The inquiry panel has three doctors from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, and two from Bhavnagar.