Odisha Girl Loses Vision As Doc Prescribes Ear Drops For Eye Ailment!

Nayagarh: In yet another shocking incident of medical negligence, a six-year-old girl lost her eyesight after a doctor in Nayagarh district headquarters hospital allegedly prescribed her ear drops instead of an eye drop to cure eye ailment.

According to sources, one Chandrakanta Gochhayat of Nachipur village under Daspalla block took his daughter Rinki to Daspalla CHC on September 29 after she suffered a minor injury in her right eye. However, as there were no eye doctors available at the community hospital, Chandrakanta rushed her to Nayagarh DHH.

As per the prescription provided by the doctor there, Chandrakanta collected the required medicine drop from the Niramaya store. The doctor then suggested to use 3-5 drops twice a day. After returning home, when he instilled the drop, Rinki lost her vision, alleged Chandrakanta.

Tensed, Chandrakanta again rushed her to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar where he was told by a doctor that the medicine prescribed was an ear drop.

Nayagarh CDMO Sweta Mohapatra said, “We’ll have to see the composition of the ear drop that was reportedly prescribed by the doctor and find out if it was harmful. Let the patient’s family come with the medicine and treatment record, so that we can gauge where exactly the lacunae was. If the allegations are true, we will seek an explanation from the doctor.”