#AceWorldNews – INDIA – Nov.13 – Police have detained a doctor over mass sterilization surgeries in central India that left 13 women dead and dozens ill in hospital, AFP reported.
‘Indian surgeon detained over deaths of 13 women after sterilization ‘
Dr R.K Gupta was detained for questioning late Wednesday in Chhattisgarh state.
In five hours, the doctor operated on 83 women who were paid $26 under a government-run sterilization scheme to reduce population growth.
The doctor, who says he has conducted more than 50,000 such operations, blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy.
India is the world’s top sterilizer of women, and efforts to rein in population growth have been described as draconian, Reuters said.
Birth rates fell in recent decades, but population growth is among the world’s fastest.