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  • meetasing@...
    How long will we continue to hear these deplorable accounts of neglect in medical care and gross insensitivity of the medical professionals .Not unless robust
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 24, 2013
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      How long will we continue to hear these deplorable accounts of neglect in medical care and gross insensitivity of the medical professionals .Not unless robust standard operative procedures are laid down and stringently followed and accountability ensured.
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      Subject: [reprohealth_india] West Bengal Mass Sterilisation

       

      http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/433424/20130210/westbengal-mass-sterilisation-women-dumped-unconscious-field.htm

      West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation


      By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 10, 2013 1:46 PM IST

      The mass sterilisation programme, which was organised in the Malad district of West Bengal last week, saw over 100 women being dumped unconscious in an open field after the operation.

      The sterilisation camp was organised in the Manikchak rural hospital on Wednesday and two doctors headed the programme. Around 103 women underwent the ligation procedure at the camp and were then moved to a nearby field as the hospital infrastructure could not accommodate more than 30 women patients.

      West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation

      Screenshot/YouTube

      West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation

      The program drew wide criticism after medical experts said that the patients should have been administered proper medical attention post the operation to avoid infection. It was said that the doctors asked helpers to move the patients to the field even as they were under the influence of anaesthesia.

      "Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field," the state's director of health services, Dr. Biswaranjan Satpathi, told AFP.

      According to reports, two doctors, Dr Amal Krishna Pal and Dr Joydip Majumder carried the operation along with gynecologist Dr Purnendu Rang, who was called from the nearby Ratua rural healthcare centre.

      The program also overlooked a number of health and safety rules, including the one of overstepping the limit of 25 sterilisation procedures per day. The minimum three-hour observation time was also ignored.

      Many patients were dumped in the field and some fainted due to the pain. Several others were sent off home in cycle van overlooking their physical state as the hospital did not have ambulance services. In one such case, a patient was rushed into district hospital with serious injuries after the cycle van in which she was being carried collided with a matador.

      'We all know there is a severe risk of morbidity during sterilisation and the question whether this has been taken care of or not,' health activist Ratnaboli Ray told NDTV.

      After the incident came to light, Malda's chief medical officer of health (CMOH) Bidhan Mishra said: ''We have come to know about the incident. It is not acceptable. We have ordered an inquiry and asked the hospital authorities to submit the report in the next 48 hours,'' India Today reported.

      MLA and Bengal's women and child development minister Sabitri Mitra said: ''This irresponsible act will not be tolerated. The CMOH is looking into it and necessary action would be taken.''

      This article is copyrighted by IBTimes.in, the business news leader

       http://zeenews.india.com/news/west-bengal/nhrc-issues-notice-to-wb-govt-over-sterilisation-of-women_828369.html

      NHRC issues notice to WB govt over sterilisation of women

      New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to West Bengal Government and Malda District Magistrate over allegations of sterilisation of more than 100 women by two doctors in a day without ensuring basic health care facilities.

      The notices, returnable in six weeks, were issued to Principal Secretary, Health, Government of West Bengal and District Magistrate of Malda on the basis of a media report and a complaint.

      The operations were reportedly performed at a camp organised at Manikchak Village Health Centre in Malda, a statement from the NHRC said.


      "After surgery, the women were left in open outside the health centre for recuperation. Some of them were sent to their homes by rickshaws even without keeping them under a mandatory period of observation post surgery," the statement said.

      The complainant has demanded a high-level of enquiry and action against the erring doctors to ensure that there is no repeat of such incidents. He has also demanded monetary relief to the victims of medical negligence, it said.

      PTI

      http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/india/224970-women-dumped-in-field-after-sterilisation.html


      Women dumped in field after sterilisation

      Saturday, 09 February 2013

      KOLKATA: Scores of women were dumped unconscious in a field after a mass sterilisation in West Bengal because there was no room in hospital for them to recuperate, medical officials said yesterday.

      The women had all undergone surgical procedures at a hospital in the Malda district of the state, around 360 kilometres north of Kolkata, which officials admitted was not equipped to accommodate a large number of patients.

      The scandal came to light after news channel NDTV aired amateur footage of unconscious women being carried out of the hospital on Tuesday by men and then placed on open land.

      Local health officials acknowledged that the patients’ treatment was unacceptable and promised an inquiry.

      “Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field,” Biswa Ranjan Satpathi, West Bengal’s director of health services, said in Kolkata.

      “This is inhuman and we have ordered a probe into the incident,” he added.

      Medical experts also voiced shock over conditions at the hospital, where four doctors carried out a total of 106 sterilisations in one day.

      Uday Roy, a health campaigner who was present at the sterilisation camp, said some of the women were shoved on rickshaws after surgery even though they were clearly in no fit state to make any kind of journey.

      “A woman sterilised in the hospital fell off the rickshaw on the way to her home and she had to be hospitalised with severe injuries,” said Roy, who works at Debalaya Trust, a voluntary organisation providing free medical services.

      AFP

      http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/103-women-sterilised-in-a-day-at-west-bengal-hospital-probe-ordered/264269?fb_action_ids=10200735296443594&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map={%2210200735296443594%22%3A139907659504178}&action_type_map={%2210200735296443594%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map=[]


        
       
       
      103 women sterilised in a day at West Bengal hospital; probe ordered
      A government hospital in West Bengal's Malda district is facing an inquiry for conducting mass sterilisation of women in shockingly appalling conditions. Two doctors at the hospital allegedly sterilised 103 women on Wednesday, even operating on some patients in the open fields.

       



    • Praveer Peter (Jharkhand, India)
      http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/433424/20130210/westbengal-mass-sterilisation-women-dumped-unconscious-field.htm West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100
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        West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation


        By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 10, 2013 1:46 PM IST

        The mass sterilisation programme, which was organised in the Malad district of West Bengal last week, saw over 100 women being dumped unconscious in an open field after the operation.

        The sterilisation camp was organised in the Manikchak rural hospital on Wednesday and two doctors headed the programme. Around 103 women underwent the ligation procedure at the camp and were then moved to a nearby field as the hospital infrastructure could not accommodate more than 30 women patients.

        West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation

        Screenshot/YouTube

        West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation

        The program drew wide criticism after medical experts said that the patients should have been administered proper medical attention post the operation to avoid infection. It was said that the doctors asked helpers to move the patients to the field even as they were under the influence of anaesthesia.

        "Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field," the state's director of health services, Dr. Biswaranjan Satpathi, told AFP.

        According to reports, two doctors, Dr Amal Krishna Pal and Dr Joydip Majumder carried the operation along with gynecologist Dr Purnendu Rang, who was called from the nearby Ratua rural healthcare centre.

        The program also overlooked a number of health and safety rules, including the one of overstepping the limit of 25 sterilisation procedures per day. The minimum three-hour observation time was also ignored.

        Many patients were dumped in the field and some fainted due to the pain. Several others were sent off home in cycle van overlooking their physical state as the hospital did not have ambulance services. In one such case, a patient was rushed into district hospital with serious injuries after the cycle van in which she was being carried collided with a matador.

        'We all know there is a severe risk of morbidity during sterilisation and the question whether this has been taken care of or not,' health activist Ratnaboli Ray told NDTV.

        After the incident came to light, Malda's chief medical officer of health (CMOH) Bidhan Mishra said: ''We have come to know about the incident. It is not acceptable. We have ordered an inquiry and asked the hospital authorities to submit the report in the next 48 hours,'' India Today reported.

        MLA and Bengal's women and child development minister Sabitri Mitra said: ''This irresponsible act will not be tolerated. The CMOH is looking into it and necessary action would be taken.''

        This article is copyrighted by IBTimes.in, the business news leader

         http://zeenews.india.com/news/west-bengal/nhrc-issues-notice-to-wb-govt-over-sterilisation-of-women_828369.html

        NHRC issues notice to WB govt over sterilisation of women

        New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to West Bengal Government and Malda District Magistrate over allegations of sterilisation of more than 100 women by two doctors in a day without ensuring basic health care facilities.

        The notices, returnable in six weeks, were issued to Principal Secretary, Health, Government of West Bengal and District Magistrate of Malda on the basis of a media report and a complaint.

        The operations were reportedly performed at a camp organised at Manikchak Village Health Centre in Malda, a statement from the NHRC said.


        "After surgery, the women were left in open outside the health centre for recuperation. Some of them were sent to their homes by rickshaws even without keeping them under a mandatory period of observation post surgery," the statement said.

        The complainant has demanded a high-level of enquiry and action against the erring doctors to ensure that there is no repeat of such incidents. He has also demanded monetary relief to the victims of medical negligence, it said.

        PTI

        http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/india/224970-women-dumped-in-field-after-sterilisation.html


        Women dumped in field after sterilisation

        Saturday, 09 February 2013

        KOLKATA: Scores of women were dumped unconscious in a field after a mass sterilisation in West Bengal because there was no room in hospital for them to recuperate, medical officials said yesterday.

        The women had all undergone surgical procedures at a hospital in the Malda district of the state, around 360 kilometres north of Kolkata, which officials admitted was not equipped to accommodate a large number of patients.

        The scandal came to light after news channel NDTV aired amateur footage of unconscious women being carried out of the hospital on Tuesday by men and then placed on open land.

        Local health officials acknowledged that the patients’ treatment was unacceptable and promised an inquiry.

        “Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field,” Biswa Ranjan Satpathi, West Bengal’s director of health services, said in Kolkata.

        “This is inhuman and we have ordered a probe into the incident,” he added.

        Medical experts also voiced shock over conditions at the hospital, where four doctors carried out a total of 106 sterilisations in one day.

        Uday Roy, a health campaigner who was present at the sterilisation camp, said some of the women were shoved on rickshaws after surgery even though they were clearly in no fit state to make any kind of journey.

        “A woman sterilised in the hospital fell off the rickshaw on the way to her home and she had to be hospitalised with severe injuries,” said Roy, who works at Debalaya Trust, a voluntary organisation providing free medical services.

        AFP

        http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/103-women-sterilised-in-a-day-at-west-bengal-hospital-probe-ordered/264269?fb_action_ids=10200735296443594&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map={%2210200735296443594%22%3A139907659504178}&action_type_map={%2210200735296443594%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map=[]


          
         
         
        103 women sterilised in a day at West Bengal hospital; probe ordered
        A government hospital in West Bengal's Malda district is facing an inquiry for conducting mass sterilisation of women in shockingly appalling conditions. Two doctors at the hospital allegedly sterilised 103 women on Wednesday, even operating on some patients in the open fields.

         



      • sutrahp@...
        What else u expect from a country that suffers with disease called PopCon Sent from BSNL with my BlackBerry® smartphone ... From: meetasing@gmail.com Sender:
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          What else u expect from a country that suffers with disease called PopCon
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          Subject: Re: [reprohealth_india] West Bengal Mass Sterilisation

           

          How long will we continue to hear these deplorable accounts of neglect in medical care and gross insensitivity of the medical professionals .Not unless robust standard operative procedures are laid down and stringently followed and accountability ensured.

          Sent from BSNL with my BlackBerry® smartphone

          From: "Praveer Peter (Jharkhand, India)" <praveer.peter@...>
          Sender: reprohealth_india@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:18:41 +0530
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          Subject: [reprohealth_india] West Bengal Mass Sterilisation

           

          http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/433424/20130210/westbengal-mass-sterilisation-women-dumped-unconscious-field.htm

          West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation


          By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 10, 2013 1:46 PM IST

          The mass sterilisation programme, which was organised in the Malad district of West Bengal last week, saw over 100 women being dumped unconscious in an open field after the operation.

          The sterilisation camp was organised in the Manikchak rural hospital on Wednesday and two doctors headed the programme. Around 103 women underwent the ligation procedure at the camp and were then moved to a nearby field as the hospital infrastructure could not accommodate more than 30 women patients.

          West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation

          Screenshot/YouTube

          West Bengal Mass Sterilisation: Over 100 Women Dumped Unconscious in Field after Operation

          The program drew wide criticism after medical experts said that the patients should have been administered proper medical attention post the operation to avoid infection. It was said that the doctors asked helpers to move the patients to the field even as they were under the influence of anaesthesia.

          "Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field," the state's director of health services, Dr. Biswaranjan Satpathi, told AFP.

          According to reports, two doctors, Dr Amal Krishna Pal and Dr Joydip Majumder carried the operation along with gynecologist Dr Purnendu Rang, who was called from the nearby Ratua rural healthcare centre.

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          The program also overlooked a number of health and safety rules, including the one of overstepping the limit of 25 sterilisation procedures per day. The minimum three-hour observation time was also ignored.

          Many patients were dumped in the field and some fainted due to the pain. Several others were sent off home in cycle van overlooking their physical state as the hospital did not have ambulance services. In one such case, a patient was rushed into district hospital with serious injuries after the cycle van in which she was being carried collided with a matador.

          'We all know there is a severe risk of morbidity during sterilisation and the question whether this has been taken care of or not,' health activist Ratnaboli Ray told NDTV.

          After the incident came to light, Malda's chief medical officer of health (CMOH) Bidhan Mishra said: ''We have come to know about the incident. It is not acceptable. We have ordered an inquiry and asked the hospital authorities to submit the report in the next 48 hours,'' India Today reported.

          MLA and Bengal's women and child development minister Sabitri Mitra said: ''This irresponsible act will not be tolerated. The CMOH is looking into it and necessary action would be taken.''

          This article is copyrighted by IBTimes.in, the business news leader

           http://zeenews.india.com/news/west-bengal/nhrc-issues-notice-to-wb-govt-over-sterilisation-of-women_828369.html

          NHRC issues notice to WB govt over sterilisation of women

          New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to West Bengal Government and Malda District Magistrate over allegations of sterilisation of more than 100 women by two doctors in a day without ensuring basic health care facilities.

          The notices, returnable in six weeks, were issued to Principal Secretary, Health, Government of West Bengal and District Magistrate of Malda on the basis of a media report and a complaint.

          The operations were reportedly performed at a camp organised at Manikchak Village Health Centre in Malda, a statement from the NHRC said.


          "After surgery, the women were left in open outside the health centre for recuperation. Some of them were sent to their homes by rickshaws even without keeping them under a mandatory period of observation post surgery," the statement said.

          The complainant has demanded a high-level of enquiry and action against the erring doctors to ensure that there is no repeat of such incidents. He has also demanded monetary relief to the victims of medical negligence, it said.

          PTI

          http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/india/224970-women-dumped-in-field-after-sterilisation.html


          Women dumped in field after sterilisation

          Saturday, 09 February 2013

          KOLKATA: Scores of women were dumped unconscious in a field after a mass sterilisation in West Bengal because there was no room in hospital for them to recuperate, medical officials said yesterday.

          The women had all undergone surgical procedures at a hospital in the Malda district of the state, around 360 kilometres north of Kolkata, which officials admitted was not equipped to accommodate a large number of patients.

          The scandal came to light after news channel NDTV aired amateur footage of unconscious women being carried out of the hospital on Tuesday by men and then placed on open land.

          Local health officials acknowledged that the patients’ treatment was unacceptable and promised an inquiry.

          “Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field,” Biswa Ranjan Satpathi, West Bengal’s director of health services, said in Kolkata.

          “This is inhuman and we have ordered a probe into the incident,” he added.

          Medical experts also voiced shock over conditions at the hospital, where four doctors carried out a total of 106 sterilisations in one day.

          Uday Roy, a health campaigner who was present at the sterilisation camp, said some of the women were shoved on rickshaws after surgery even though they were clearly in no fit state to make any kind of journey.

          “A woman sterilised in the hospital fell off the rickshaw on the way to her home and she had to be hospitalised with severe injuries,” said Roy, who works at Debalaya Trust, a voluntary organisation providing free medical services.

          AFP

          http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/103-women-sterilised-in-a-day-at-west-bengal-hospital-probe-ordered/264269?fb_action_ids=10200735296443594&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map={%2210200735296443594%22%3A139907659504178}&action_type_map={%2210200735296443594%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map=[]


            
           
           
          103 women sterilised in a day at West Bengal hospital; probe ordered
          A government hospital in West Bengal's Malda district is facing an inquiry for conducting mass sterilisation of women in shockingly appalling conditions. Two doctors at the hospital allegedly sterilised 103 women on Wednesday, even operating on some patients in the open fields.

           



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