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MP Govt. announces lifetime pension for botched up eye surgery victims

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced that a lifetime monthly pension of Rs. 5,000 will be given to the affected people of Barwani botched up eye surgery, who lost their vision.

“We have taken the issue seriously. What has happened in Barwani is unfortunate,” Chouhan told reporters.

“We have announced Rs. 2 lakh each as compensation to the victims. We have also decided to give Rs.5,000 as pension to the victims every month,” he added.

In a camp held in the Barwani district hospital in Madhya Pradesh last week, 24 people lost their eye sight after cataract surgeries.

Around 28 patients complained of infections post the surgery and were referred to Indore for further treatment. Out of these, 24 lost their eye sight.

The state government has suspended eye specialist R.S. Palod and initiated action against the authorities of the Lions Club. The government has also set up a three-member committee to probe the matter. (ANI)