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Botched surgery at Ambala health camp leaves 15 people blind

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 December 2015, 14:47 IST

Fifteen people allegedly lost their eyesight after they underwent eye surgery in a health camp at Ambala in Haryana on 24 November. The health camp was organised by a charitable trust.

According to media reports, the trust was not registered with the health department. The patients were immediately shifted to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) Chandigarh after the infection was detected.

Chief Medical Officer Vinod Gupta has ordered an enquiry into the incident. He has assured that proper steps will be taken after the investigation is completed.

All the patients are currently undergoing treatment at the PGI and their eyesight has been partially recovered.

Reportedly, the incident took place in the constituency of Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij.

In December last year, 15 people were left blind after they were operated in an eye camp at Gurdaspur in Gago Mahal village of Punjab's Amritsar district.

First published: 1 December 2015, 14:47 IST