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Govt. Compensation to eye victims

Mon 26th Oct 2009 07:27 AM
Govt.  Compensation to  eye  victims
Govt. Compensation to eye victims

Hyderabad ,Oct 26: The ten  patients who  lost  their  sight  during the cataract operation performed at  the free eye check-up camp by Bollineni  Eye   Hospital  and Research Centre will be  paid  a compensation of Rs  50,000 each by  the State  Government.According to State health  minister  Danam Nagender  apart from the  compensation from the  Government, the  victims  will also  receive  a compensation of Rs  one and  half lakh each  from the Bollineni   Eye  Hopsitall and  Research Cetre. The hospital  will also  provide  the  necessary  medicines.As reported earlier, a free  cataract  eye operations  conducted  at  Indukur, Sramiknagar  and  Navabpet of Nellore  district on  October 19 by the Bollineni Eye Hopsital and  Research Cetre in collaboration  with  the  Global  Eye foundation.

Of  the  34 operations that were  performed  in these avenues 10 people lost their  sight. The  ten  patients  who   were shifted to Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai for further  check up.The doctors at  Sankara  Nethralaya  on examining these  patients  declared that the chances of getting their eyesight back were bleak.Meanwhile  Andhra  Pradesh Chief Minister  K Rosaiah  asked the   district   Collector  of Nellore  Mr Ramgopal to  submit a  detailed  report.Ramgopal  speaking  to the  media  said that already an  inquiry team  has already   been constituted and  are probing  the  affair.  If any  of  the  medical staff involved in the  operation  are  found  guilty they will not be  spared and  stern action will be  taken  against  them fro  their   gross negligence.

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