Two women die after sterlisation surgery in Telangana, govt compensates families with 2BHK flats

According to a senior officer, a sterilisation camp was organised on 25 August at Ibrahimpatnam Civil Hospital in Rangareddy district. 

BySumit Jha

Published Aug 29, 2022 | 7:37 PMUpdatedAug 29, 2022 | 7:37 PM

The director added after the surgery four patients complained of acute gastroenteritis and approached private hospitals for treatment. While undergoing treatment, two women died due to complications.

The Telangana government has announced that the families of two women, who died of complications after sterilisation surgery at a medical camp organised last week under its aegis, will receive a 2BHK house each, besides other forms of compensation.

“For the families of the deceased, compensation has been released by the Government of Telangana — ex gratia of ₹5 lakh,  2BHK for the family of the deceased, and admission of surviving children in residential school,” said Telangana’s Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivasa Rao, in a statement.

According to Rao, a sterilisation camp was organised on 25 August at Ibrahimpatnam Civil Hospital in Telangana’s Rangareddy district. The double puncture laparoscopy (DPL) technique was applied to all 34 patients during the sterilisation surgery, he said.

While 30 were discharged and are stable, four patients complained of acute gastroenteritis after the surgery and approached private hospitals for treatment, the statement said.

While undergoing treatment, two women died due to complications.

The deceased have been identified as N Mamatha, 22, a resident of Narsaipally, and M Sushma, 22, a resident of Lingampally.

The government has directed the director of public health to enquire about the deaths and submit a detailed report within one week.