Woman dies due to botched tubectomy at public health centre
Yavatmal: A woman died apparently due to botched tubectomy procedure at a family planning camp held at a public health centre in Belora village in district while two others are hospitalised, a senior medical officer said.
The relatives of the victims have demanded registration of an FIR against the concerned medical officer who performed the procedure.
The incident occurred on Thursday at the camp organised by the Medical Officer of Belora PHC, where at least fifteen women from the village underwent tubectomy.
However, after the procedure, health of at least three women deteriorated, following which their relatives rushed them to the government hospital in Pusad and then to GMC Hospital in Yavatmal on the advice of doctors.
When contacted, the Dean of GMC Dr. Ashok Rathod has confirmed the incident and said one Sharada Kale (26) was brought dead to the hospital while two other women remain admitted, one of them in critical condition.
Pusad taluka Medical Officer Dr. Chandrashekhar Bhongade has said an enquiry was ordered into the incident to find out if the concerned Medical Officer is guilty of dereliction of duty.
The villagers alleged the PHC Medical Officer was callous and often delegates his duty to a nurse.
No police case has been filed so far.