Eye camps banned in Kanpur after eight lose eyesight

According to the order issued by CMO Dr Alok Ranjan, camps to check eye-related issues should not be held anywhere in the district until authorities complete the investigation into the incident where eight patients lost their eyesight following a cataract operation performed by the doctors of city-based Aradhya Hospital.

Also, in future, the organisers of eye camps will have to obtain permission from the additional CMO.

Meanwhile, the CMO has decided to send a letter to National Medical Commission (NMC) recommending cancellation of degrees of Dr Neeraj Gupta, the ophthalmologist who performed the surgeries at Aradhya Hospital, a private facility.

Dr Gupta has also been served a notice and asked to reply to it within three days.

The state government has also asked the district administration to submit a detailed report on this case.

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