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Surgical Slip-Up: 25 Patients Develop Infections After Cataract Operations

A disturbing turn of events has been disclosed at a government-run hospital in Kolkata’s Metiabruz, West Bengal, where at least 25 patients have developed complications after undergoing cataract surgeries.

The procedures were performed on Friday and Saturday, and the hospital has since halted further cataract surgeries pending an investigation into the cause of the infections.

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According to a hospital official, the exact origin of the infection remains unclear, and all surgical instruments are being scrutinized to determine the root of the problem.

The affected patients have been transferred to the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology for treatment. The official acknowledged that the reason behind the infection is still unknown, but assured that a thorough investigation is underway.

The sudden onset of complications has raised concerns about the sterility and safety protocols in place at the hospital.

The incident has sparked questions about the maintenance and sanitization of surgical equipment, as well as the training and expertise of the medical staff involved in the procedures.

As the hospital works to contain the situation and ensure the well-being of the affected patients, the temporary suspension of cataract surgeries serves as a precautionary measure to prevent any further incidents.

The incident highlights the importance of maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and patient care in medical facilities. The hospital administration has pledged to take necessary measures to rectify the situation and restore public trust.

The incident has also raised calls for increased scrutiny and oversight of healthcare facilities to prevent such incidents in the future.

Patients and their families trust healthcare providers with their lives, and it is the responsibility of these institutions to ensure their safety and well-being.

As the investigation reveals, the hospital and healthcare authorities must take concrete steps to address the lapses that led to this incident and ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.

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