TN gets notice from NHRC over botched eye surgeries

TN gets notice from NHRC over botched eye surgeries

TN gets notice from NHRC over botched eye surgeries: The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government over reports that 16 patients, 12 of them women, lost their sight during a botched up cataract surgery at the Government Hospital in Salem district.

The Commission has observed that the matter raises serious issues of violation of human rights of the patients due to the apathetic attitude of the medical staff at a government hospital.

The chief secretary of Tamil Nadu has been asked to send a report on the incident, the reasons behind it and action taken against those responsible for it. He has been given two weeks to respond.

Observing that media reports raised