Doctor Used Infected Tools on 83 Women in India Tragedy

November 11, 2014 11:55 AM

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An Indian surgeon used infected instruments to sterilize 83 women in about six hours, leaving eight of them dead and another 68 hospitalized in the central state of Chhattisgarh, according to a local medical official.

The doctor breached guidelines that limit surgeons from performing more than 30 sterilizations a day, said the official, who asked not to be named because details of the investigation are private. He also failed to disinfect the instruments before using them again, the official said.

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