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Medical negligence and substandard drugs caused deaths in Indian sterilisation programme, report finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4813 (Published 08 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4813
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Medical negligence and the distribution of substandard and toxic drugs led to the deaths of 13 women taking part in a government run mass sterilisation programme in India in November 2014, a report has found.

Thirteen women died and a further 14 became seriously ill at the mass sterilisation camp in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, where a 59 year old doctor, R K Gupta, performed laparoscopic sterilisation on 83 women under a government …

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