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NHRC issues notice to Punjab on 16 losing eyesight

The NHRC issued notice to Punjab after reportedly 16 people lost their eyesight in botched up surgeries in the state's Gurdaspur district, a statement said Friday.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 05, 2014 18:58 IST
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The NHRC issued notice to Punjab after reportedly 16 people lost their eyesight in botched up surgeries in the state's Gurdaspur district, a statement said Friday.


Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked for a report from the state's chief secretary, the secretary of health as well as the district magistrate, calling for reports within two weeks.

Citing the media report, the NHRC said that 16 people lost their eyesight after undergoing cataract surgeries at a camp organised by an NGO in Ghumman village in Gurdaspur district around ten days ago.

"The contents of the press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the victims who lost their eyesight," said the commission.