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  • Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy: Two weeks after mishap, families still in mourning Yesterday

    It has been two weeks since the botched sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh killed 14 women. Devastated families feel that no amount of money can fill the void in their lives. ...
  • Sterilisation deaths: Rat poison mixed medicines given to women, confirms Health Ministry 6 days ago

    Raipur: Medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, were given to womwn who underwent sterilisation surgery at government medical camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, confirmed state Health Ministry on Saturday. "According to the reports, poison was mixed along with the medicines. All the reports have been handed...
  • Chhattisgarh: Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals 1 week ago

    Raipur: Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident occurred when a joint contingent of 168 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and district force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation...
  • Raipur: 15-year-old gang-raped for eight months by three men including a minor November 17, 2014

    Raipur: A teenage girl was allegedly threatened and gang-raped for several times over a period of eight months by three youths, including a minor in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. "The accused, identified as Sanjay Yadav (23), Mohammed Arman Ansari (23) and a 16-year-old boy, were arrested today...
  • Chhattisgarh government to adopt children of 14 women who died in Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy November 17, 2014

    Bilaspur: After the sterilisation tragedy in Bilaspur claimed the lives of 14 women, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to adopt the children of the women who died after the surgeries. The government has assured that it will make fixed deposits of Rs 2 lakh for all the children, fund their...
  • 'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money' November 16, 2014

    Bilaspur: The husband of a Baiga tribe woman who died after undergoing tubectomy at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district alleged that health workers put pressure on them and also held out a promise of money for consenting to the operation. "Auxillary nurse-midwives and mitanins (women health workers) told the...
  • Dearth of efficient surgeons to conduct tubectomies: Dr Pant November 16, 2014

    Indore: In the wake of 13 deaths due to botched tubectomy surgeries in Chhattisgarh and the raging debate over the way they were conducted, noted sterilisation expert Dr Lalitmohan Pant said there was a "dearth" in country of efficient surgeons who carry out such procedures. City-based Dr Pant (59), with...
  • Company denies rat poison in pills linked to Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths November 16, 2014

    Raipur: The company at the centre of a probe into why more than a dozen women died after being sterilised in Chhattisgarh has denied that the antibiotic tablets it manufactured were contaminated with a chemical compound commonly found in rat poison. Preliminary tests of ciprocin tablets made by Mahawar Pharmaceuticals, a...
  • Bilaspur: Rahul Gandhi meets affected families, blames government for deaths November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met the families who lost their family members to alleged medical negligence at a government sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district. Addressing the press after spending his day with the affected families, Gandhi blamed the Raman Singh government for the mishap. He also...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy: Contaminated rat poison mixed drugs could have caused deaths November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: Days after 14 women lost their lives within 24 hours of undergoing tubectomy in government sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, the state health authorities have revealed that medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, could have led to the deaths. "Prima facie it can be...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Raids being conducted by government in all medical shops in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: Raids were conducted on Friday by health department officials in all the medical shops in Chhattisgarh. The raid took place in Raigarh, Dhamtari, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Sukma and other districts. Reportedly, collectors are to inspect all the private hospitals in the districts and see that the banned drugs are not...
  • Chhattisgarh's Baiga tribe vulnerable because of their high mortality rate November 14, 2014

    A single-member commission under a retired judge has been constituted to probe the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur. CNN-IBN's Saahil Menghani traveled to Chhattisgarh's Gorrila village where women of the protected Baiga tribe have been made to undergo sterilisation surgeries. This tribe is particularly vulnerable because of their high mortality...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Baiga tribe is endangered November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: A single-member commission under a retired judge has been constituted to probe the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur. The death toll stands at 14 now. CNN-IBN's Saahil Menghani travelled to Chhattisgarh's Gorrila village where women of the protected Baiga tribe have been made to undergo sterilisation surgeries. This tribe...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Rahul Gandhi heads to Chhattisgarh on Saturday November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will visit Pendari village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, where botched sterilisation surgeries have left 13 women dead. Sources said that Gandhi will be meeting the family members of the victims and also take stock of the corrective measures being taken by the state...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: Is government health infrastructure in need of a revamp? November 14, 2014

    A surgeon who has been arrested for conducting 83 botched sterilisation surgeries that left 14 women dead, accused the administration of framing him and blamed "poor quality" medicines supplied by the state government for the tragedy. ...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Chhattisgarh government sacks surgeon and chief medical officer November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday sacked surgeon Dr RK Gupta, who conducted the failed sterilisation surgeries which claimed the lives of 14 women and left over 50 hospitalised, and also the Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Bhange for 'dereliction of duty' and 'negligence'. A statement from the state...
  • Bilaspur medical tragedy: Doctor arrested for botch-up November 13, 2014

    In connection with the Bilaspur tragedy, the doctor who conducted these back to back surgeries has been arrested, but the haphazard way in which India is going about its family planning program has now been exposed. 14 women have lost their lives after laparoscopic sterilisation surgeries were conducted at a...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: I am not the only one responsible, says arrested doctor November 13, 2014

    Dr RK Gupta, who conducted 83 laparoscopic surgeries in Bilaspur has been arrested. "Whatever charges are framed against me are false, I am being targeted. I am a government servant and I only follow orders given to me by the CMO and BMO," said Gupta. ...
  • Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: CM orders judicial probe, assures speedy action November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: Reacting strongly to the recent spate of deaths due to botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday said that the state government will take strict action against those responsible for the deaths. The CM also said that a judicial probe will be ordered into...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation case: Protocol not followed for such operations, says Chattisgarh health minister November 13, 2014

    Speaking on the alarming crisis in the state of a number of botched sterilisation operations, Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agarwal said that the protocol for carrying out such operations have been violated and that the remaining patients are being treated by doctors from AIIMS. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Death toll in Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy rises to 14, doctor taken into custody November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: The Chhattisgarh Police has arrested surgeon Dr RK Gupta who conducted the failed sterilisation surgeries which claimed the lives of 14 women and left over 50 hospitalised. Dr Gupta is the first person to be arrested in the Bilaspur tragedy case. The state police is on the lookout for other...
  • Bilaspur medical tragedy: State government blames doctors December 23, 1411

    Bilaspur: Death toll in botched up sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh has risen to 14. one person has also died in a similar government run camp in the same district. Meanwhile, taking suo moto cognizance of the issue, the Chhattisgarh High Court has sought a detailed report within...
  • Congress leader Ajit Jogi alleges BJP for Bilaspur sterilisation tragedy -2015466488 minutes ago

    Chhattisgarh Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Wednesday said, "It's a very shocking and saddening incident that has happened in Bilaspur. I would say that this is the ultimate in irresponsibility and this has happened only cause the government. is relaxed and, govt is irresponsible and govt. has npt taken action...
  • Bilaspur: Four women admitted to hospital in another case of botched sterilisation operation November 12, 2014

    Bilaspur: In another case of botched sterilisation operation reported from Chhattisgarh, four women were admitted to a hospital at Gorela-Pendra in Bilaspur. These four women are among the 28 women on whom operation was conducted on Sunday in a government organized family planning camp. A team of doctors from AIIMS will...
  • Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Death toll rises to 12, doctors from AIIMS to attend to victims -285078968 minutes ago

    Bilaspur: The death toll of the victims which underwent unsuccessful sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh has risen up to 12 with nearly fifty still admitted in the hospital. A team of doctors from AIIMS will be attending the victims in Chhattisgarh. According to Health Ministry officials, the government of...
  • Chhattisgarh government suspends four doctors over Bilaspur sterilisation mishap, FIR registered -1442657528 minutes ago

    Bilaspur: Soon after reports of the death of eight women due to sterilisation surgeries came to light, the Chhattisgarh government has suspended four doctors for medical negligence in the case. An FIR has also been registered against the doctors. Eight women had died after they underwent sterilisation surgeries at a camp...
  • Eight women die, several critical after sterilisation surgery in a government hospital in Chhattisgarh -2022247448 minutes ago

    Bilaspur: In a case of sheer medical negligence, eight women have died after undergoing sterilisation surgeries at a camp on the outskirts of Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. The women had been discharged on Saturday after being given medicines. However, within 24 hours of the surgery, many women complained of vomiting and...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxal leader Bijja who killed 136 policemen arrested -638655128 minutes ago

    Dantewada: In a big catch for the Chhattisgarh Police, Naxal leader Hemant Mandavi alias Bijja, accused in the gruesome Dantewada and Tadmetla killings has been arrested. Bijja is one of the accused of the Dantewada mass massacre where 76 CRPF personnel were killed. Police claim that he was responsible for the murder...
  • PM Narendra Modi greets four states on their foundation day November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted people of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on their states' foundation day. "Greetings to people of Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava. May Karnataka scale new heights of progress in the years to come," Modi said. Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated on November 1 every...