Patients who underwent a cataract surgery at the Pramukh Swami Hospital, Chunnabhatti had decided to approach the police on grounds of negligence, after four of the nine patients who developed post-operative bacterial infection had lost their eyesight. However they decided to forgive the hospital authorities after two patients showed signs of improvement. These patients were referred to the Hinduja and Lilavati hospitals for further treatment. Retina consultant at Hinduja hospital, Dr. Pritam Sawant said, "Restoring eyesight of two patients may not be possible. But in another two cases, we are hopeful of some recovery of vision, even if minimal."
Pramukh Swami Hospital authorities said that they were thoroughly investigating the source of infection. Trustee of the hospital and official spokesperson, Dr. Kiran Doshi said, "We have performed more than 57,000 eye surgeries and treated over 9 lakh patients in the outdoor patient department (OPD). Such a thing has never happened before. We are also deciding on the compensation amount."
AdvertisementJJ hospital Dean, Dr. T.P.Lahane said that autoclaving surgical instrument on the day of the operative is the best way to avoid such infections.