• Superfast Operation: Surgeon operates on 101 women in 7 hours, probe ordered


    Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has ordered a probe into irregularities that has surfaced at a recently-held government-run sterilization camp in Surguja district, where a surgeon allegedly performed tubectomies on 101 women in sever hours, an official said today.

    The sterilisation camp was held on August 27 at Narmadapur community health centre in Mainpat development block of the district, located over 300 km away from the capital Raipur, the official said.

    Local newspapers had reported alleged irregularities in the camp, following which the department swung into action and issued show-cause notices to the surgeon and a local health official.

    After complaints reached the authorities’ ears regarding the sterilization camp, a probe has been ordered based on which further action will be taken, said Dr. Alok Shukla, Principal Secretary of the state’s Health and Family Welfare department.

    The surgeon has claimed that a large number of women had turned up for the procedure and urged him to perform the operations, citing that they had come from remote villages and cannot travel frequently, he said.

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