No beds, women made to lie on floor after tubectomy

Category : Punjab News
Updated On : June 18, 2019 01:52 AM
By Indian Times Daily

In gross violation of the Health Department’s guidelines, 33 women who underwent tubectomy at a family planning camp in Nakodar on June 4 were put on the floor after the surgery in an unfurnished room that had no fan, furniture or the equipment to check vital parameters.

The camp was organised by the Mehatpur Community Health Centre (CHC) at the Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH), Nakodar.

Social activist Gaurav Jain released a video and some photographs highlighting the negligence on part of the authorities concerned. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has asked the Health Department to inquire.

The video shows some women lying side by side on a rug in a room and corridor at the SDH. Relatives and attendants can also be seen.

The authorities of the Nakodar SDH and the Mehatpur CHC have been trying to pass the blame. In a complaint on June 13, Jain said a camp was organised at Nakodar by Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of the CHC, Mehatpur, where 33 women were operated upon, ignoring set norms.

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