Women faced hasty surgery, dirty clinics in India sterilization drive

November 12, 2014 7:17 PM

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Women faced hasty surgery, dirty clinics in India sterilization drive

Nov. 12, 2014: Indian women who underwent sterilization surgeries receive treatment at the District Hospital in Bilaspur, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh after at least a dozen died and many others fell ill following similar surgery.

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

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