Upon opening the eye pads on January 05, they were found to have severe inflammation. On January 06, 7 patients were brought to KEM and 7th patient was brought to KEM on January 10.
However after undergoing all the possible therapies its known that 5 out of 7 patients lost the eyesight.
Dr Harbhajan Singh Bawa, Medical Superintendent, Balasaheb Thackrey Truama Care hospital, said, “Seven people on whom the cataract surgeries were performed, developed a bacterial infection soon after the surgery. They were immediately shifted to the KEM hospital. We have shut down the operation theater, where the surgeries were performed. A committee has been set up to conduct an inquiry. The case is still under investigation.”
The names of the all the patients involved are in this unfortunate incident are as follows, Sitasingh, Baludevi Khadka, Fatimabee Shaikh, Ratnama Sanyashi, Rafiq Khan, Gautam Gavane and Sangita Rajbhar.