Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: PM Modi wants speedy investigation

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Chhattisgarh Sterilisation Deaths: PM Modi wants speedy investigation.
New Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to ensure "thorough investigation" into the deaths of eight women who lost their lives in a state organized mass sterilization camp.

"The PM spoke to Chhattisgarh CM @drramansingh on the unfortunate tragedy in Bilaspur. The PM expressed concern over the tragedy," said a tweet by the prime minister's office (PMO).

"The PM has asked @drramansingh to ensure a thorough investigation & action in the entire issue," said another tweet.

In addition to the dead, over 50 other women were hospitalized due to botched surgeries at a sterilisation camp organized by the state government in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district.

Four health officials including chief medical health officer of Bilaspur have been suspended.

IANS

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