At the behest of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, will be coming to Indore on Sunday to examine the patients who had been affected by the botched-up cataract surgeries in Barwani district recently.
The CM held discussions with Union health minister JP Nadda and sought his cooperation in this regard.
Principal secretary, health, Gauri Singh informed that a six-member team from AIIMS, headed by senior specialists Dr Atul Kumar and Dr Sudarshan Khokar, will reach Indore on Sunday and examine all 43 affected patients and if necessary, undertake treatment and surgery.
Meanwhile, after facing flak for the botched-up surgeries, the state government has decided to conduct an infection audit of operation theatres of all district hospitals and remove lacunae, if detected.
The public health and family welfare department has directed all its joint directors to conduct the audit and ensure better treatment of the affected patients at the eye camp in Barwani district.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier announced that the state would foot the expenses for the complete treatment of the affected.
On Friday, the state government had suspended ophthalmologist Dr RS Palod, staff nurse Leela Verma, Maya Chouhan, OT in-charge Vineeta Chaukse, Shabana Mansoor and assistant Pradeep Chaukde for negligence at the eye camp.
Meanwhile, samples from medicines, consumables, equipments, linen, swab and operation theatre used in the Barwani eye camp have been sent to Central Medicine Lab, Kolkata, Medical College, Indore, Central Lab, Indore and AIIMS, Bhopal.
Health minister Narottam Mishra is seeking further information from departmental officers about the treatment of affected eye patients, said a statement issued by the state government.