Five persons have lost their vision after eye surgeries in Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in Tanda. The Himachal Pradesh government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur today informed the Assembly that five patients, in the age group of 65 to 73 years, underwent cataract surgery at a hospital on December 14, and reportedly developed infection. Two of the patients had been referred to the PGI Chandigarh, he further informed.

Thakur revealed that a three-member inquiry committee, comprises of doctors from IGMC Shimla, has been constituted and will submit its report to the government. Thakur said that the Himachal Pradesh Government is in touch with the PGI Chandigarh doctors and would bear the medical bills of the patients.

Legislature Ravinder Singh suggested to constraint ‘Dye (Trypan blue)’ medicine immediately. While health minister informed that sample has been taken, and has ordered to withdraw all those samples from the market.

Minister stated that sample has been sent for laboratory test and in case if it’s found to be infectious, prosecution will be launched against the manufacturer. The Minister further cautioned to take action against doctors if they found guilty of negligence.

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