Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Rodenticide found in tablets given to women who died after surgery

November 15, 2014 5:11 AM

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Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Rodenticide found in tablets given to women who died after surgery

Ciprocin-500 tablets manufactured by Mahawar Pharma Pvt Ltd were administered to the women both at Pendari and Gaurela sterilisation camps after their procedures.Chhattisgarh health authorities have said that drugs contaminated with zinc phosphide, a chemical used to make rat poison, could be behind deaths of 13 women who died in Bilaspur after undergoing tubectomies in government sterilisation camps.

"Prima facie it can be said that the condition of the women (operated at camps) deteriorated after consuming zinc phosphide-contaminated drugs. The symptoms witnessed in women were those generally seen after consuming zinc phosphide commonly used in rodenticide," Principal Secretary of Health Depart...

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