Sterilisation tragedy: AIIMS doctors to leave for Chhattisgarh for medical assistance

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh meets a woman who underwent sterilization surgeries receive treatment at the CIMS hospital in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Nov 11: A team of doctors from All India Medical Institute has been asked to leave for Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, to attend to the victims of sterilisation tragedy which claimed the lives of eight women and left many in critical condition.

The government of Chattisgarh had made a request with the health ministry, seeking the help of AIIMS doctors. The newly-appointed Union Health Minister JP Nadda spoke to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the issue and assured all help from the Ministry.

The Chhattisgarh government is sending a plane to ferry the doctors.

The four-doctor team comprises Dr Anjan Trikha, Professor of Anaesthesia, Neena Malhotra, Professor of Gynaecology, Dr Sanjeev Sinha, Additional Professor Medicine and Dr Kapil Dev Soni, Critical Care specialist (Trauma care centre).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is abroad on an official tour, asked Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh to thoroughly investigate the incident and to take quick action.

In an incident that shocked the country, eight women died and 52 others were hospitalised after a botched sterilisation procedure at a government-organised camp held at a private hospital in Pendari village on the outskirts of Bilaspur town on Saturday.

Around 60 women were admitted to different hospitals after they complained of complications.

During treatment, two of them who were admitted to Bilaspur district hospital passed away on Monday. Besides, three others, aged between 22-32 years and admitted to Apollo hospital, died on Monday night after their condition worsened.

Oneindia News

(With agency inputs)

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