Pradeep Pattanayak

In a case of medical negligence, a patient who lost his vision after undergoing a cataract operation has held the doctor of a private hospital responsible for his present condition. The matter was reported from Bhadrak district. 

According to the allegations by family members, Bansidhar Rout was taken to a private hospital at Bhadrak bypass after he complained of blurred vision. After examination, Dr Santosh Singh at the hospital told him that he was suffering from cataract and it needed an operation. The family members went for an operation after the doctor assured them that the operation would be successful. 

But after the operation, Rout’s vision has gone from bad to worse. Rout and his family members have held Dr. Singh responsible for his present condition. 

“Thirty-five days ago I underwent an operation. Before the operation, I had asked them (hospital authorities) about the success of the operation.  I went for the operation after their assurance. But after the operation, I have lost my vision,” alleged Rout. 

“Before the operation, my father’s vision was good. As he complained of blurred vision, I contacted Singh sir (Dr. Santosh Singh) and he carried out the operation. Now his vision has gone from bad to worse,” said the patient’s daughter. 

When contacted, Dr. Singh said, “The operation was carried out for cataract. But he has a retina problem as well. So we have referred him to Cuttack.”

It is now being questioned how the doctor proceeded with a cataract operation when the patient required treatment for the retina.

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  • Partha Sarathi nayak