UP govt orders probe; after ‘eye-operation in torch-light; episode comes out; heres more

footage shot is said to be of a mobile phone but the one who shot the video has still not come forward

UP govt orders probe; after ‘eye-operation in torch-light; episode comes out; heres more

After visuals went viral where over 30 patients were being operated on their eyes in torch light in Unnao district, the Uttar Pradesh government today removed the topmost medical officer of the district.

It need be mentioned that these patients had been operated upon in a government-run community health center.

The footage shot is said to be of a mobile phone but the one who shot the video has still not come forward.

According to information received, the patients from rural areas in Unnao and the neighbouring Kanpur district were brought to the community health centre yesterday evening by a Kanpur-based NGO, the Jagdamba Sewa Samiti.

The NGO facilitates free cataract surgeries for poor patients in the area.

Pictures show patients being made to lie down on the floor after the operation despite the extreme cold.

Some other patients can be seen huddled together after the operation. The state government has promised more action against those responsible once the probe report is out.

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