Special Correspondent (Indore): Dr. TS Hora, the nodal officer in Indore for the NPCB has been suspended after it was found that he knew about the cases but did not take any action. The Madhya Pradesh government has canceled the license of the Indore Eye Hospital
Indore: The loss of 11 patient’s vision who had undergone through free cataract surgery at a private hospital in Indore on 8th of August. The Madhya Pradesh government has suspended a medical officer for this incident and gave show-cause notice to other officers.
Reports said around 14 patients from Dhar and Indore district of M.P. experienced free cataract surgeries at a camp under NPCB (National Program for Control of Blindness). Eleven patients aged between 50 to 85 years, complained of irritation, swelling, and loss of eyesight from 9th of August.
Dr. TS Hora knew about everything and had not taken any action although he was a nodal officer in Indore for NPCB. Dr. Jadiya, the Indore district Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO), and the Dhar district CMHO were given show-cause notices.
Pravin Jadiya said, “The priority at that point of time was the best medical treatment of the patients, which had already been begun in consultation with specialists from MGM medical college, Indore” admitting that he failed to inform local administration.
The committee of seven members including Indore divisional commissioner and district collector, moreover medical experts directed to complete the investigation and submit reports within 72 hours.
Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Tulsi Silawat said, “It’s a serious lapse, which will surely attract strict action.” Madhya Pradesh government canceled the license of the Indore Eye Hospital on Saturday.