Negligence complaint against hospital as patient ‘loses eyesight’ after cataract surgery

A complaint was filed against RN Cooper Hospital, Juhu, on Monday after the family of a 58-year-old woman claimed she had lost her sight after undergoing a cataract operation at the government-run hospital. The complaint was submitted to Juhu Police Station due to alleged medical negligence. However, the hospital denied the allegations.

Last week, the patient underwent a cataract operation in her left eye due to poor vision. However, as per the allegations, she lost vision in her eye which underwent surgery due to medical negligence on the part of doctors.

“We have received a written complaint; until we confirm the alleged medical negligence, we cannot file the FIR. We may refer the case to the government-run JJ Hospital Medical Board to investigate the allegations,” said Manjunath Singh, the deputy police commissioner. The report comes in, we can’t do anything about it.”

Meanwhile, the hospital denied the allegations and cited other medical reasons for her reduced eyesight after surgery. She had other complications but due to the confidentiality of the patient, we cannot reveal any details. “She is currently under medical care at the hospital,” said a doctor from the hospital.

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Every day, the hospital performs more than 5-10 cataract surgeries. All of our doctors are trained to perform such surgeries on a daily basis. Dr. Shalesh Mohit, the hospital’s dean, said the allegations of medical negligence are completely false.

The hospital also investigated the matter internally and checked all doctors’ notes and documents.

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