After the death of four women after undergoing Double Puncture Laparoscopy (DPL) at a family planning surgery camp at Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district; authorities have shifted the remaining 30 women to hospitals for treatment. Health authorities said the condition of women was stable. Thirteen women were admitted to Apollo Hospitals and remaining 17 to government-run Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad. Two women were undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at NIMS. Doctors said they were physically weak and hence were under treatment at the ICU.
Doctors said there was no need for any concern and all women were likely to be discharged in a couple of days. Health minister T. Harish Rao on Wednesday visited NIMS Hospital and called on the women. He told reporters that all women were safe and would be discharged in two-day three days. The minister said the government was providing the best treatment to the women. Every patient is being monitored by one doctor. Four women have died due to complications after undergoing DPL at the female sterilisation camp conducted on August 25 at a Civil Hospital in Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy district. They complained of acute gastroenteritis and died while undergoing treatment. Two deaths were each reported on Monday and Tuesday. Harish Rao termed the incident unfortunate and said this never happened in the state’s history. He pointed out that 12 lakh women underwent family planning surgeries in the state during the last 6-7 years.
The health minister said the government has taken the incident seriously and has suspended the license of the doctors who performed the surgery.
The health minister said the government has taken the incident seriously and has suspended the license of the doctors who performed the surgery. The government has also placed the superintendent of the hospital under lifetime suspension. Harish Rao said the government has ordered an inquiry by Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinivasa Rao. He hoped that the report would be submitted in one week or 10 days.