Surgery deaths: Chhattisgarh to adopt children

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Chhattisgarh Botched surgeryChhattisgarh government will adopt children of women who died after undergoing tubectomies at the botched sterilization camp in Bilaspur district.

State government will make a fixed deposit of Rs two lakh each in the name of these children and also make arrangements for their education till 18 years.

The government would also provide all of them with health cards for free treatment at Apollo Hospital. This decision was taken by the chief minister during a meeting at his residence on Sunday.

About 30 children have lost their mothers in the sterilization tragedy, which had claimed 15 lives so far.

Nearly a dozen women, who are critically ill, are undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Bilaspur.

It is suspected that anti-biotic Ciprocin 500, given to women for post- surgery treatment, was one of the causes for death as four other people, who had consumed this tablet, had died in Bilaspur district.

State government has imposed a ban on all medicines manufactured by a Raipur based pharmaceutical company and has also conducted an intensive drive to seize medicines manufactured by this company.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh government doctors association has threatened to resign en masse from government service protesting against dismissal of two government doctors and arrest of one of them in connection with the sterilization tragedy.

The association has set a deadline of November 28 for reinstatement of dismissed government doctors.
Indian Medical Association maintained that the deaths were caused due to substandard and spurious medicines and not because of any negligence.

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