India: Eight Women Die After Mass Sterilisation

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Eight women have died in India and dozens are in hospital, many in a

critical condition, after a state-run mass sterilisation.

"Since Monday eight women have died and 64 are in various hospitals,"

said Sonmani Borah, a government official in the state of

Chhattisgarh, where the sterilisation camp was held.

Some 83 women underwent laparoscopic tubectomy operations at a family

planning camp organised by the state government.

Dr Kamalpreet Singh, director of the state's health services said:

"Certainly there was some lapse somewhere. We are trying to find out

its causes."

The camp was held in the constituency of the state's Health Minister

Amar Agarwal, who said: "We've ordered a probe and the post-mortem

reports are expected tomorrow."

After the operations, which took around five hours, the women were

discharged but soon began complaining of severe pain and fever.

Their conditions deteriorated rapidly and they were transferred to

another hospital, where eight women died.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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