Jharkhand hospital booked for implanting eye without patient’s knowledge, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Jharkhand hospital booked for implanting eye without patient's knowledge

Jamshedpur: The East Singhbhum district administration has launched a probe against a private eye hospital at Sakchi area after an FIR was lodged against the hospital by one Gangadhar Singh (65) at the Sakchi police station on Tuesday night.

The complainant, who is a resident of Kitadih village in Ghatshila block, alleged that the hospital had implanted an artificial eye ball in the right eye without his knowledge during the cataract surgery on November 18, 2021.

The matter came to light on October 10, when the elderly man approached the doctors of the Ghatshila Sadar Hospital (GSH) with complaint of pain in the right eye since the surgery. On that day, he suffered unbearable pain in the right eye and rubbed the eye, the eye ball fell on the ground, he claimed.

The GSH doctors referred Gangadhar to the government-run MGMMCH, and advised him to lodge a police complaint.

District civil surgeon Sahir Pall said, “A three-member panel of the MGMMCH – eye specialist M M Jamal, surgeon Sarvar Alam, and physician Ajay Kumar – launched a clinical probe on Wednesday and will submit the report.” Investigation will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Clinical Establishment Act to find the negligence and wrongdoing on part of the hospital management, if any, he added.

ASP (City) Sudhanshu Jain said the police will take up the investigation subsequent to the ongoing probe being done by the medical board. “We will follow up the inquiry, after the medical board probe concludes,” he added.

A hospital spokesman said, “The complainant underwent the cataract surgery around a year ago. There was no major issue of post-surgery complication then. False allegations are being levelled against us now.”

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