In a shocking incident at a primary health centre in Varanasi district, a lady doctor on Thursday allegedly performed 73 sterilisation operations on women despite lack of minimum facilities such as mattresses and blankets.
The doctor, it has also been alleged, forced the women to move out of the health centre and asked them to lie down under the open sky.
In a bid to set a record, these operations were allegedly performed in four hours at the primary health centre (PHC) of Chirai gaon village by Dr. Lalit Yadav. She is now under the scanner of Varanasi Chief Medical Officer.
“This health centre is just a four-bed hospital and the doctor, after conducting the operations, chased away the women out of PHC. She forced them to lie down outside PHC without any mattress and blanket under the open sky,” alleged Ramesh Kumar, a relative of one of the women.
CMO of Varanasi M.P. Chaurasiya told MAIL TODAY, “Actually, a team of five doctors performed the operations. It is true that the women were forced to lie on the ground outside the PHC. But blankets and mattresses were made available and a tent was erected after the family members created a ruckus. An inquiry has been ordered and action will be taken against the erring doctors.”
Yadav’s phone was switched off when Mail Today tried to contact her. Her house in a posh locality of Varanasi was also found locked and her neighbours informed that the house seemed to have been deserted after the news of operations was aired on the national news channels.
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