High Court orders ACP-level probe into LG blindings
After reprimanding the state government over the shoddy probe into the LG Hospital blindings case, Gujarat high court on Tuesday handed over the investigation to an ACP rank officer. It may be recalled that four patients became blind after botched cataract surgeries at the hospital.

Justice Pardiwala has ordered the police not to rely on reports of three laboratories - LG Hospital, NHL Medical College and BJ Medical College - which had found fault in the Savlon antiseptic liquid used during the surgeries. The public analyst has given a clean chit to the manufacturers of Savlon by stating that the drug conformed to the standards set by the government. The high court has also directed the police to investigate the aspect of medical negligence by the doctors involved in the surgery.

"The skill or the care with which the surgeries are performed at government and municipal hospitals should also be a matter of serious concern before levelling allegations against the manufacturer," the court observed.