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First person account: Lucky I said no, sad that husband didn’t, says Chanan Kaur

When advised surgery at the camp, I was reluctant. While I count myself lucky now, I feel bad for my husband, Joginder Singh, 70, who decided to go ahead and paid with his eyesight.

punjab Updated: Dec 05, 2014 21:36 IST

When advised surgery at the camp, I was reluctant. While I count myself lucky now, I feel bad for my husband, Joginder Singh, 70, who decided to go ahead and paid with his eyesight.


I hold this admission slip of SKM Netra Chikitsalya of Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), one of the organisations involved in holding the camp, with my name on it, which reminds me of the day. Somehow I could never convince myself to go for surgery but I am shattered that my husband took a chance.

I cannot understand how it all happened. Many people in our village have complaining of blindness after the surgeries. The government needs to find out what went wrong. We can only feel bad about what happened and live with irreparable damage to my husband.