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Woman dies, 6 others hospitalised after sterilisation in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: In yet another case of alleged negligence at government run health camps, a woman died and six others were taken ill after botched up sterilisation surgeries in Takhatpur, Bilaspur on Saturday.

According to sources, Janaki Bai (30), who had undergone a sterilisation at the health camp fell ill and her condition deteriorated within 24 hours of the surgery. She was taken to Bilaspur district hospital where she succumbed on Monday. Similar symptoms were reported among six other women, who are presently under treatment.

The state health department, which had organised the camp, has ordered inquiry into the incident. Director Health Services, Dr Kamalpreet Singh, said strict action would be taken if any negligence were found.

He said as per government policy, the next of the kin of the dead would be paid Rs two lakh compensation and Rs 50,000 from it had been released immediately. Dr Singh also informed that the post-mortem report of the deceased was awaited and the exact cause of the death would be known only after it.

According to officials, 80 women were operated at the camp at Pendari. Janaki Bai’s condition worsened soon after the surgery as she started vomiting and complained of acute pain in her abdomen.

Nearly 60 people had lost their eyesight (45 in Balod and 15 in Bagbahara) due to botched up surgeries at eye camps in the state during 2012-13.