CNDH investigates case of baby blinded by doctor

The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) investigates the case of the 14-month-old baby whose eye was removed by mistake in a Hospital located in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora.
The incident occurred on Friday June 26, when ophthalmologist Armando Espinoza Cisneros removed the healthy right eye of Jonathan Valdez Anaya instead of his left eye. (Photo: ARCHIVE EL UNIVERSAL )
01/07/2015
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By Newsroom 

The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) investigates the case of the 14-month-old baby whose eye was removed by mistake in the High Specialty Medical Unit of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. 

Through a statement, the CNDH said that a special rapporteur was sent to the hospital to contact the child's parents and the State Commission on Human Rights, which also submitted a complaint.

As part of the investigation, the CNDH has required the reports to the IMSS authorities and access to the preliminary investigation initiated by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

The incident occurred on Friday June 26, when ophthalmologist Armando Espinoza Cisneros removed the healthy right eye of Jonathan Valdez Anaya instead of his left eye, where the baby has a tumor.

The doctor tried to justify his mistake arguing that the child has advanced cancer that affects both eyes and added that he still has visibility in his left eye. 

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