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.
Condemning the death of Dalit and tribal women during government sponsored sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh, BSP president Mayawati on Friday demanded immediate dismissal of the state health minister over the issue.
The UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have come out against "any forms of incentives" for adopting contraceptives and sought accountability for Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths.
Under attack over botched sterilisation surgeries at government-run medical camps which have so far claimed lives of 13 young women in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the incidents.
The doctor whose sterilisation of 83 women in less than three hours ended in at least a dozen deaths said on Thursday the express operations were his moral responsibility and blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy.
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said that the death of 11 women in India due to sterilisation surgeries is "worrying" and the government should take appropriate care to ensure such medical procedures are conducted in the safest and sanitary way possible.
After the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh which left 13 women dead and 69 critically ill, reports say that the hospital where 83 surgeries were performed was not in use since April of this year.
Thirteen women have died and forty seven were hospitalised after undergoing surgery for sterilisation at a government camp organised in district hospital at Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district on Saturday.
After over nine women lost lives due to sterilisation surgeries went wrong in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the state Chief Minister Raman Singh to thoroughly investigate the matter.
The main opposition Congress here demanded resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh and Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal over the death of eight women who underwent sterilisation surgery at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur.