Thursday, November 13, 2014

Judicial probe ordered in #Chhattisgarh #Sterilisation #Horror

A judicial inquiry will be conducted into the incidents and those found guilty will not be spared. Whether it is the medicine manufacturer, distributor or doctors, Strict action will be taken, Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh told reporters at Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS) today.

Meanwhile, Dr R K Gupta, the surgeon who had performed tubectomy procedures on 83 women has claimed that sub-standard medicines supplied by the government caused post-operative complications resulting in the deaths.

“A raid was conducted at the drug manufacturing unit of Mahawar Pharma Pvt Ltd this morning and after collecting samples of medicines from there it was sealed,” Food and Drug Administration Controller Ravi Prakash Gupta told news agency PTI.

Chhattisgarh government has suspended the sale of six drugs used in tubectomy surgeries at separate government-organised sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district which claimed the lives of 13 women and left nearly 100 ill. These drugs are - tablets Ibrufen-400, tablets Ciprocin-500, injection Lignocaine and Lignocaine HCL, absorbent cotton wool and Zielone lotion.