The patients were later made to lie down on the floor despite the extreme cold weather. Photograph:( ANI )
Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh dismissed the Chief Medical Officer of a community health centre in Unnao on Tuesday.
The stringent action came after it was reported that 32 patients underwent eye surgery under torchlight, a case of extreme medical negligence.
The operations were carried out on Monday under torchlight as the health centre reportedly did not have any electricity or power back up.
The relatives of the patients claimed that the health centre did not provide any bed and the patients were made to lie down on the floor despite the extreme cold weather.
The patients were referred to the health centre by a Kanpur-based NGO.
Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh removes Chief Medical Officer of Unnao after eye operations of 32 patients in Community Health Center of Nawabganj were done under torchlight yesterday. The patients were later made to lie down on the floor, were referred by a Kanpur based NGO pic.twitter.com/Mt4VI5gNVT— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 26, 2017