NHRC issues notice to UP govt after cataract surgeries conducted under torchlight

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2017 20:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 27 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government after taking suo motu cognizance of the 32 eye surgeries conducted under torchlight at a health centre in Unnao.

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh, earlier on Tuesday, removed the chief medical officer of Unnao.

As per reports, cataract surgeries of 32 patients were conducted under torchlight on Monday as there was no electricity or power back-up in the Community Health Centre of Nawabganj.

A probe has also been ordered into the case. (ANI)