Centre deputes 3-member eye-specialist team to valley

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda has assured all cooperation to the state government.

The deploying of eye specialists to Jammu and Kashmir follows a request from the state government.

An official spokesperson said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Health Minister Nadda requesting him to send a specialized team of doctors, including retina surgeons.

The official said the state government was also facilitating shifting outside the state any injured who may need super-specialized treatment.

According to doctors at Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital, more than 100 people, including some minors, with pellet bullet wounds in their eyes have been treated.

Doctors at the hospital have conducted more than 80 eye surgeries in the last four days. Other hospitals in the valley have also received hundreds of injured hit by pellets.

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