Bilaspur: Poisonous drugs, negligence behind sterilisation botch-up

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Raipur
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2015 21:39 IST

The one-member judicial commission probing into the casualty of 13 women in government-run sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district previous year in November has cited the administration of substandard poisonous drugs and medical negligence as the causes of death.

The report was tabled in the Raman cabinet meeting held at the state secretariat on Wednesday.

In the mass sterilisation camps, as many as thirteen women died and around 100 were admitted in serious condition at different hospitals of Bilaspur during November last year. Following the tragedy, the state government constituted a single-member judicial commission headed by a retired district and session judge Anita Jha.

The state health and parliamentary affairs minister Ajay Chandrakar told Hindustan Times that the commission report will now be tabled in the next session of the state assembly.

“The state cabinet has decided that the health department will take strict disciplinary action against the officials of the health and family welfare found guilty. The manufacture companies and the suppliers of substandard and contaminated drugs (Ciprocin 500 and Ibrufen 400) that were distributed in the government-run camps would also be legally prosecuted,” the minister said.

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