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Botched operation: Land to Indore Eye Hospital taken back

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16th October, 2019 17:11 IST
INDORE: The district administration on Friday took possession over around 42,000 square ft land allotted to Indore Eye Hospital after 15 patients lost their vision due to botched-up cataract operation in August.

The officials said that around 75,075 square ft land was allotted on 'advanced possession' to Indore Netra Chikitsalaya in 1971 but around 30,000 square ft was later transferred to Cloth Market Hospital. However, Indore Eye Hospital had encroached upon the government land next to the facility.

Collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav had cancelled allotment of land provided to the hospital on August 5.

A team reached the spot and locked the hospital's building. The woman and child development (WCD) and social justice department have been asked to shift an old-age home being operated at the allotted land while occupants of a canteen and staff quarters have been given a few days to vacate.

"The revenue department has decided to register a case of illegal encroachment by the hospital at around 30,000 square ft government land while tehsildar office is calculating 'rent' of the land encroached upon by the hospital that will be recovered apart from the land lease rent, premium and interest over the private medical facility using around 42,000 square ft allotted to it," Malharganj SDM Rakesh Sharma said.
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