The federal government and the administration of Al Shifa Belief Eye Hospital have launched an investigation after a number of sufferers misplaced their eyesight after operations.

To this point, 80 such instances have been reported the place sufferers misplaced their sight after eye drops have been administered to them following glaucoma operations.

The administration of Al Shifa Belief says that they’re investigating the explanations, admitting that the situation of no less than 9 sufferers deteriorated after using eye drops.


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Glaucoma is a bunch of eye circumstances that injury the optic nerve, which is significant for a transparent imaginative and prescient. Al Shifa Belief is without doubt one of the main and most superior hospitals within the nation offering eye care companies. Nevertheless, a collection of disturbing incidents up to now couple of weeks has jeopardized its reputation.

Manzoor Ahmed Kiani, a 53-year-old police official from Bagh, Azad Kashmir, advised a newspaper that he obtained operated for Glaucoma on Jan eight.

After the operation, eye drops have been administered to me. I don’t know what was mistaken with the attention drops as a result of I had a extreme an infection and misplaced my eyesight. The identical factor occurred to the affected person subsequent to my mattress.

Manzoor stated that he’s the breadwinner for a household of eight, together with six kids, and the incident has created numerous difficulties for him. He’s additionally nervous about his kids’s future.

I was a site visitors sergeant, however now I’ll not have the ability to be part of my workplace once more. I didn’t see that coming, and now we have now no clue about what we’ll do.

Former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf additionally spoke towards the incident as a lady of his constituency was among the many victims.

The media coordinator of Al Shifa Belief, Mirza Riaz Baig, says that the allegation of 80 folks shedding their eyesight due to Al Shifa Belief will not be fully appropriate.


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He stated that the administration is at the moment inspecting the explanations and can share their findings with the media.

He maintained that the Belief offers free therapy to 70 % of its sufferers, whereas solely 10 % of the sufferers pay full bills as a result of they refuse free therapy.

Now we have been serving the folks, so nobody ought to doubt our intentions. The attention drops have been imported, and we by no means had a grievance like this up to now.

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (DRAP) Chief Government Officer Dr. Asim Rauf, stated that also they are beginning an investigation.

I’m directing the Pharmacy Service Division to look into the matter and submit an in depth report relating to the incident.

Dr. Rauf admitted that he has by no means skilled any such instances up to now.


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