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Chhattisgarh government ordered judicial probe into sterlisation tragedy

Nov 14, 2014 09:09 IST

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh on 13 November 2014 ordered a judicial probe into the sterlisation tragedy that claimed lives of 15 women, leaving more than 100 women hospitalised.

On the other hand, the state government has banned the sale of six drugs from medical stores of the state which were used during sterlisation surgeries in Pendari health camp. Samples of these drugs have been sent to the Central Drugs Testing Laboratory, Kolkata.


Apart from this, Doctor RK Gupta who conducted sterlisation surgeries at Pendari health camp was taken into custody. The state government has also terminated Dr. Gupta and Chief Medical Officer of Bilaspur district Dr. RK Bhange with immediate effect.

Background
Doctor RK Gupta conducted 83 laparoscopic surgeries in just five hours at Pendari health camp in Bilaspur. The laparoscopic sterlisation were undertaken in a camp organised in Pendari village of Takhatpur block in Bilaspur district on 8 November 2014 as a part of family planning programme.

The government sterlisation programme in Chhattisgarh was designed to control the country’s billion-plus population.

 

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