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West Bengal: 102-year-old woman operated on wrong eye

PTI
Published Jun 17, 2016, 9:01 pm IST
Updated Jun 17, 2016, 9:20 pm IST
She was admitted to remove cataract from her left eye but was operated on her right eye instead.
The surgeon alleges that the patient told her before the operation that she had a problem in her right eye. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The surgeon alleges that the patient told her before the operation that she had a problem in her right eye. (Photo: Pixabay)

Krishnagar, West Bengal: A 102-year-old woman was operated for cataract in the wrong eye in a state-run hospital in Nadia district, her relatives alleged today.
Shanti Bala Das was admitted to the College of Medicine & JNM Hospital at Kalyani to remove cataract from her left eye, but she was operated on her right eye, her son-in-law Narayan Biswas complained to police and hospital authorities.

The surgeon concerned Mahua Mukherjee and hospital Principal Shantanu Banerjee, however, said, "Both her eyes had been affected and it was made clear to the patient party." "There was no mistake on part of the surgeon," Banerjee said. The police said they have received a complaint from Biswas
and surgeon informed them that the patient told her before the operation that she has problem in her right eye.

 

Biswas said her mother-in-law was released after the operation but her right eye started to bleed after reaching home. He claimed the surgeon had admitted her mistake and requested them not to lodge any complaint.

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