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Protest outside residence of Chhattisgarh health minister; agitators demand resignation

Thirteen women have died and 122 were still in hospital following the failed sterilisations at different government camps in Bilaspur.

BILASPUR A victim being carried on a stretcher onto a medical van.

A massive protest was held outside the residence of Chhattisgarh Health Minster Amar Agarwal on Monday against the failed laparoscopic tubectomies in Bilaspur, with agitators demanding his resignation by taking responsibility for the death of 13 women.

Calling Agarwal and Chief Minister Raman Singh “murderers”, the protesters accused the government of not taking sufficient action against the guilty. Agarwal’s residence is adjacent to Raipur IG office, but the protesters still managed to ghearo the premises.

Thirteen women have died and 122 were still in hospital following the failed sterilisations at different government camps in Bilaspur.

Sources said many senior ministers want Agarwal removed and were annoyed that Singh did not even reprimand him in public. “The CM must act now. The removal of a block medical officer or a doctor makes no sense. The people have become angry with us,” said a minister.

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Congress spokesperson S N Trivedi said: “Raman Singh must disclose the reasons why he continues to praise Agarwal in whose district the crime took place.”

Meanwhile, the doctors association has sought the release of Dr R K Gupta, who had conducted the operations in Takhatpur, and has given an ultimatum to the state government that if he is not released, the doctors would go on a strike on November 20.

First published on: 18-11-2014 at 01:45:49 am
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