Special Correspondent

VILLUPURAM: District Collector R.Palanisamy along with a medical team visited Kaduvanur in Sankarapuram taluk on Sunday where 45 persons who underwent cataract surgery in a private hospital recently have developed complications.

Joint Director of Health Krishnaraj, Deputy Director of Health Geetha and an ophthalmic surgeon accompanied the Collector. Mr. Palanisamy told The Hindu that the peripheral unit of the Tiruchi-based St.Joseph’s Eye Hospital at Perambalur had conducted the cataract operation on 45 camp patients on July 29.

They complained of pain in the eyes and blurred vision. Therefore, the hospital had taken a majority of them to Tiruchi hospital to attend to the problem. Mr. Palanisamy said he met nine patients, eight men and one woman, who stayed put in the village.

Mr. Palanisamy further said that his Perambalur counterpart had formed a technical team to go into the issue and he would coordinate with him in this aspect.

Meanwhile, Mr. Palanisamy had directed the Health Department officials to bring the nine patients, whom he met today, to Villupuram government hospital for further check up.