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GUWAHATI, March 23 - The Gauhati High Court, while passing the order in connection with the botched-up surgeries at the Mahendra Mohan Chou-dhury Hospital in 2015, has ordered that the State government should set up a supervisory committee within three months to monitor such surgeries in future.

The court also directed that the eye and ENT block of the MMCH should be upgraded with all modern facilities with the sum of Rs 46.68 lakh which has already been sanctioned by the government.

The order copy also stated that as it is uncertain as to how the infection occurred, it is therefore difficult to fix responsibility for any medical negligence by the surgeon concerned. The surgery was done by Dr Bindu Singla, Medical and Health Officer of the MMCH, who was represented by advocate Amit Goyal.

Meanwhile, the court also directed the State to strictly follow the guidelines of the National Programme for Control of Blindness.

�Regarding the source of infection, it is evident from the stickers of the autoclave, report of the doctors and nurses and statements of the patients that there could be three sources of infection, which include improper autoclave, infection of the operation theatre or infection beyond the operation theatre like ward and in-house,� the court order said.

The High Court, it needs mention, had on Wednesday directed the State to pay a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to each of the five victims, who were represented by advocates BK Mahajan, Arshad Choudhury and Nayan Das.

The High Court directed disbursement of the compensation to all the five victims within 45 days.

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HC orders formation of monitoring committee

GUWAHATI, March 23 - The Gauhati High Court, while passing the order in connection with the botched-up surgeries at the Mahendra Mohan Chou-dhury Hospital in 2015, has ordered that the State government should set up a supervisory committee within three months to monitor such surgeries in future.

The court also directed that the eye and ENT block of the MMCH should be upgraded with all modern facilities with the sum of Rs 46.68 lakh which has already been sanctioned by the government.

The order copy also stated that as it is uncertain as to how the infection occurred, it is therefore difficult to fix responsibility for any medical negligence by the surgeon concerned. The surgery was done by Dr Bindu Singla, Medical and Health Officer of the MMCH, who was represented by advocate Amit Goyal.

Meanwhile, the court also directed the State to strictly follow the guidelines of the National Programme for Control of Blindness.

�Regarding the source of infection, it is evident from the stickers of the autoclave, report of the doctors and nurses and statements of the patients that there could be three sources of infection, which include improper autoclave, infection of the operation theatre or infection beyond the operation theatre like ward and in-house,� the court order said.

The High Court, it needs mention, had on Wednesday directed the State to pay a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to each of the five victims, who were represented by advocates BK Mahajan, Arshad Choudhury and Nayan Das.

The High Court directed disbursement of the compensation to all the five victims within 45 days.