Hyderabad: Two women died at Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy due to a complication during a family planning operation. The two women were 22-year-old Mamatha from Narsaipally and M. Sushma from Lingampally.
Of the 34 operations, four suffered from complications. Two of them died and the other two have been admitted to private hospitals for acute gastroenteritis. The operations were carried out on 25 August at the Civil Hospital Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy district.
The director of public health, Dr. Srinivas Rao, inquired into the matter and asked for a detailed report within a week.
The death of the two women is a cause of concern. Senior government health officials in Telangana asked, "Why were these 22-year-old women operated? What was the reason? They were young and the operations are not necessary for them." The family planning operation was a laparoscopic surgery but anesthesia, reaction to medicines, and other complications occur. The health department conducts sterilisation camps for women on a regular basis as part of the family planning programme of the government of India.
The Telangana government has announced compensation – ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakhs and two double-bedroom homes – for the families of the deceased besides admission for the surviving children in residential schools.