Woman dies after sterilisation surgery in MP

03 December, 2016

A Lidhora-based woman died after a sterilisation surgery in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district on Friday evening. Her father claimed the hospital’s negligence led to her death. 

Sources said 25-year-old Seema Sen had come to the Lidhora Community Health Center to undergo the sterilisation surgery. Her father, Ashram Sen, had accompanied her.

During her surgery, Seema’s condition deteriorated. 

Sources in the hospital said the doctors administered drugs, to which she didn’t respond well.

Her condition worsened and she was rushed to the Tikamgarh district hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.

Seema’s father Ashram said her condition worsened after the doctors administered the drugs. 

“The doctors’ negligence resulted in my daughter’s death”, he claimed. 

Chief medical health officer, Dr AK Tiwari, said prima facia evidence suggested that it was not a case of medical negligence. He said an autopsy would be conducted on Saturday to determine the cause of death.

Hindustan Times had, on November 22, 2016, published a report on the unhygienic conditions in which surgeries were conducted at the Prithvipur community health centre. 

The report had revealed that after surgeries, women patients were forced to sleep on wet floors, littered with garbage, with stray dogs roaming nearby.