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Doctor who botched-up eye surgeries in Gurdaspur arrested

Dec 05, 2014 04:33 PM IST India India

Gurdaspur: Soon after the case of botched-up eye surgeries which left 16 people blind in Gurdaspur came to light, the doctor, Dr Vivek Arora, who performed the surgeries has been arrested. A case against Sri Krishna Eye Hospital in Mathura where the doctor works has also been registered.

The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp that was organised by an NGO last week. Soon after the unsuccessful operations, the victims were admitted to the ENT hospital in Gurdaspur on Wednesday.

An investigation has been ordered into the incident. Meanwhile, the Punjab government has banned holding any eye camp without an approval of the civil surgeon.

This incident comes barely a month after 14 women died in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh after a similar medical camp for sterilization had been organised