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Feb 10, 2013 at 07:59pm IST

WB: Around 100 women dumped in semi-conscious state in an open field after sterilisation

Malda: In a shocking case, most of the 100 women in a semi-conscious state, who underwent ligation procedure at a sterilisation camp at a rural health centre in Malda district, were abandoned in an open field adjacent to the facility.

The ligation procedure was carried out in the Manickchak Rural Health Centre on Wednesday. After drawing flak, the district health officials have started a departmental investigation.

Health workers alleged that the women, most of whom were from the Muslim community, were kept in an adjacent open field even before they could regain consciousness after the procedure. District health officials said the camp was held by the block authorities who had kept them in the dark about it.

With Additional Inputs From IANS