Bilaspur: Four women died last night and ten others were left critical after undergoing a sterilization operation at a government camp in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district.
Commissioner Sonmani Vora said that the government has ordered an investigation and a compensation of INR 2 lakh each has been announced for the next of kin of the four deceased.
“All the women have been admitted to Bilaspur district hospitals, around 10 of them have already been shifted to Apollo and preparations are being done for 10 more. The entire team is here and we are in consultation with other hospitals also,” said Vora.
At least 85 women were operated upon at the government-run Nemi Chand hospital in the Pendari area of Bilaspur as part of a family planning camp. Many of them later started complaining of pain and fever.
Commissioner Vora said that out of all those women 55 are still ‘in trouble’.
“Around 55 women are in trouble. The CM has also ordered inquiry, one medical team has departed from Raipur, and the medical director is also coming. According to my information total 85 operations were conducted, and further probe will be carried based on the investigation report,” he added.