In a shocking incident that again proved the negligence in the medical services in Madhya Pradesh, donated eyes were found in the wastebin at Gwalior’s largest JAH Hospital. Three people have been suspended in the matter.
One of every three blind people in the world is an Indian. The government is spending crores of rupees in campaigning to motivate people donate eyes after death. But Gwalior based Jayarogya Hospital has nothing to do with this. This hospital receives 6 pairs of eyes in donation every year but the latest incident has revealed that these eyes were thrown in wastebin.
Reporter and photojournalist belonging to Dainik Bhaskar have been investigating in the matter since 22nd April 2015. After following up with this matter, they have revealed this shocking fact. It is shocking to believe that doctors who are treated equivalent to god have considered the precious donated eyes worth throwing in wastebin.
Gwalior resident Mr. Kishan Gambhir had donated eyes of his mother Mrs. Amrit Gambhir after her death. He expressed deep pain on learning about this news. He said ” I had donated the eyes with hope that they will give sight to two people, but throwing organs of dead humans can only be done by cruel animals and humans”. He also added that he will be doing the post death religious rituals of his mother once again.
In another case, Ramswaroop Yadav, who is son of late Bhagawati Devi Yadav said that “My mother had lost her eyesight years ago, she lived half of her life in blindness. I had registered in 2008 with the JAH eye bank with hope that I my mother will be able to see the world again, but I did not receive any response from the hospital till my mother died in 2015″.
The below stats about the eye bank of JAH hospital are really shocking
– This hospital receive 6 pairs of eyes in donation in the last one year and 80 in last fifteen years.
– Only one eye transplant has been carried out at this hospital in last seven years.
– Average three needy people approach the hospital every day.