Nine women die after sterilisation botch-up in Chhattisgarh

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headlines_todayHeadlines Today | November 12, 2014

On November 8, about 83 women underwent surgeries at a sterilisation camp held at Nemichand Jain Cancer and Research Centre at Pendari village of Takhatpur region, nine of them died and 31 others are in a critical condition.

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Guests: Shailaja Chandra (Former ED, Population Fund) ; Dr. Geeta Sodhi, Activist and Anchor: Rajdeep Saradesai, Consulting Editor.

I come in at 4.47 minutes, and again at 7.58 minutes.

One thought on “Nine women die after sterilisation botch-up in Chhattisgarh

    chacko said:
    November 20, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    It would be premature to speculate on the reasons for this tragedy. We are giving priority to treating the women admitted here as their blood pressure has gone down,” Ramnesh Murthy told reporters late Monday. “We will know the reasons only once the post-mortem is completed.”

    The deaths bring back into focus the long-running, contentious state-run programme that contributed to the defeat of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1977. Her worst defeats came in areas where the family planning campaign was robustly implemented by her son, Sanjay.

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