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.
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Over 400 Congress workers were detained on Thursday when they tried to gherao Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's residence in Raipur demanding his resignation and dismissal of Health Minister Amar Agrawal over botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur district.
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.
Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Friday that the four AIIMS doctors, who were sent to a mass sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh after 13 women died, have guided the doctors and helped set proper norms.
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.
A seven-member team of doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi, on Wednesday visited Bilaspur to attend to the victims of a botched sterilisation procedure at a state-run camp which claimed the lives of 11 women and left nearly 69 others ill, some of them critical.
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.
Expressing concern over the sterilisation tragedy in Bilaspur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to ensure thorough investigation and action in the entire issue in which eight women died due to the botched procedure.