Tragic deaths in India's makeshift contraception clinics, AsiaOne Asia News

November 13, 2014 3:19 AM

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Tragic deaths in India's makeshift contraception clinics, AsiaOne Asia News

RAIPUR India - The scene in the gloomy room where 83 women were sterilised last weekend is repeated routinely at makeshift contraception clinics across India: bloodstained sheets that aren't changed between patients, and hasty two-minute surgeries.

More than a dozen of the mostly poor and illiterate villagers operated on by Dr. R.K. Gupta have since died, and scores remain sick in hospital, many of them in intensive care.

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