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'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money'

"Auxillary nurse-midwives, mitanins told the women that they will get a hefty sum of money and free medicines," alleged Buddhu Singh, whose wife was one of the victims.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:November 16, 2014, 8:52 PM IST
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'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money'
"Auxillary nurse-midwives, mitanins told the women that they will get a hefty sum of money and free medicines," alleged Buddhu Singh, whose wife was one of the victims.

Bilaspur: The husband of a Baiga tribe woman who died after undergoing tubectomy at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district alleged that health workers put pressure on them and also held out a promise of money for consenting to the operation.

"Auxillary nurse-midwives and mitanins (women health workers) told the women that they will get a hefty sum of money and free medicines. But afterwards they were given just Rs 30-40, and told that rest of the money was spent on the transportation and other arrangements," alleged Buddhu Singh, whose wife Chaiti Bai was one of the 14 women who died.

By an order issued in the 1970s, Pahari Korva, Baiga, Abujhmaria, Birhor and Kamar tribes which live along the present-day Chhattisghar-Madhya Pradesh border cannot be targeted for sterilisation due to their high mortality rate.

Singh, however, said on Sunday that at least 18 women of Baiga tribe from Gaurela region, around 260 km from Raipur, were operated upon at the camps. The government has claimed that only two women from the tribe underwent the surgery.

The amount that a woman who undergoes tubectomy had been increased from Rs 600 to Rs 1,400 earlier this month.

Mangli, the other Baiga woman who underwent the surgery, was being treated at a hospital in Bilaspur, said Pendra sub-divisional magistrate OP Verma. He said some other Baiga women might have been operated upon earlier, and a probe was being conducted.

The order which protects Baiga and other tribes is still in force in Kawardha, Bilapur, Korba, Mungeli, Surguja and other regions of Chhattisgarh. However, if a woman gives a written consent, the operation can be performed, but according Buddhu Singh no such consent was obtained.

"I was made to sign on a blank paper and my wife was made to give a thumb impression by the health workers. They told us these papers would be used to get us benefits from the government. Now the officials are saying these are affidavits signed by us," he said.

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