The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Friday decided to set up the AIIMS in Bilaspur district and send a revised proposal for setting up the main campus of Central University at Dharamshala after addressing objections of the Union Environment and Forests Ministry.
Chhattisgarh was in the news in 2014 for all the wrong reasons be it increasing Maoist strikes resulting in heavy losses to lives of security forces or the death of 13 young women after surgeries at state-run sterilisation camps in Bilaspur.
Bilaspur: Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal, who has faced Opposition's ire since the sterilisation deaths in November, has given a clean chit to a government-run hospital where at least 13 infants, most of them reportedly born premature, died last week, evoking sharp reactions from the Congress party.
At least 13 infants, most of them reportedly born premature, died at the state government-run Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) in Bilaspur district in last week with their families alleging mismanagement and medical negligence.
In yet another shocking case of medical negligence, at least 60 persons have lost their eyesight after an operation at a free medical camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district, civil and medical authorities said on Thursday.
A fact-finding team working on public health Monday called for an independent inquiry commission to probe into the Bilaspur sterilisation camp disaster and ascertain facts regarding the deaths of women.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday described the death of 13 tribal women in botched sterilisation surgeries in his state as 'unfortunate' and said the state government has taken necessary action against the erring officials in this connection.
The Chhattisgarh High Court has directed the state government to seize tainted and sub-standard medicines including Ciprocin-500, which have been banned after botched sterilisation surgeries here claimed 13 lives and left many critical.
Nearly two weeks after botched sterilisation surgeries claimed 13 lives and left many critical, medical reports have confirmed the presence of poisonous substance in the medicines which were distributed to the women at the state-run tubectomy camps in Bilaspur.
With the exploding monkey population in Himachal Pradesh posing a major challenge to its human population, it is being now debated whether to allow their select culling or translocation and, if nothing works out, exporting them out of the state.
Stepping up pressure on the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh over botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur district, Congress today sought a CBI probe into the incident which claimed the life of 13 women and left many critical.
Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday raised concerns over the approach of government towards implementation of family planning schemes in the backdrop of the Chhattisgarh botched sterilisation surgery case that left 13 women dead.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said sub-standard antibiotics and equipment were to blame for the death of 13 women during a sterilisation drive in Bilaspur and demanded that Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal should quit.
In a shocking revelation, the state health authorities on Friday said medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, could have led to the death of 13 women who underwent tubectomies in government sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district.