Ghuman Eye Camp Tragedy update: doctor arrested

North Gazette News/ Chandigarh
In a latest update in Ghumam Eye Camp Tragedy, Punjab police have arrested a doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery and registered a case against a private hospital and Mathura-based NGO which organised the camp.

It is worth mentioning that chief minister of Punjab, Prakash Singh Badal has ordered a high level probe. In the eye camp organised by an NGO in Ghuman in Gurdaspur district of Punjab about 60 people had lost their eyesight. All the victims belong to poor background.

Badal on Thursday asked Principal Secretary Health to conduct a thorough inquiry to bring forth truth.

Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has also announced an interim relief of Rs 1 lakh to those who have lost eyesight. Announcing free medical treatment for all the victims, Badal has directed that the patients should be re-examined for fresh treatment at the government level.

Sources said that eye surgeries were performed under “severe unhygienic condition” that left at least 60 patients with permanently damaged eyes. The incident came to light when victims lodge a complaint with deputy commissioner against NGO.