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15 lose their eyesight after undergoing 'unhygienic' surgery in India

In India, at least 15 people who attended an eye camp run by an NGO in the Punjab state have lost their eyesight.

The camp was held in the Gurdaspur district in November, with 62 people undergoing cataract surgery. The patients who have been blinded lodged a complaint with the Guru Nanak Charitable Trust, The Indian Express reports, as well as the doctors who performed the operations. Dr. Rajiv Bhalla told the Express that the Guru Nanak Charitable Trust did not have permission to hold the camp, and the conditions were "unhygienic."

Last month, 13 women in Chattisgarh state died after taking part in the government's free sterilization campaign, with dozens more rushed to hospitals after becoming ill.