In botched sterilisation deaths, India matches Bangladesh
In botched sterilisation deaths, India matches Bangladesh [Health]
Botched sterilisation surgeries in 2015-16 claimed at least 113 lives, and death rate is on par with countries such as Bangladesh and Indonesia, the Centre has stated in an affi davit submitted in Supreme Court.
Indonesia and Bangladesh are much poorer than India in terms of per capita GDP and Purchasing Power Parity . The IMF has ranked India at seventh on PPP; Indonesia and Bangladesh are at 16th and 44th positions, respectively.
India ranked 130 among 188 countries in 2014 in Human Development Report released by UNDP Bangladesh was at 142nd.
For Asian countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia, the (death) rate is 2-3 per lakh sterilisations. India conducts over 40 lakh sterilisations in a year and the death rate is below 3 per lakh sterilisations, which is similar to the neighbouring Asian countries.
SC also asked Chhattisgarh government what actions it took after 13 women died following botched sterilisation surgeries at state-run camps in Bilaspur.
As per data submitted by the ministry, no death occurred in 2015-16 in Chhattisgarh, which had reported the maximum — 19 — deaths in 2014-15.
In all, 140 people died in such surgeries across the country in 2014-15, the government told the court.