MPHRC issues notice to CMHO Chattarpur

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Nov 2017 11:09:37


Staff Reporter,

Notice to CMHO Chattarpur over mismanagement of tubectomy operation. It was reported that in a sterilisation camp organised at Chattarpur, women patients were made to sleep on floor

Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has issued notice to Chief Medical & Health Officer (CMHO) Chattarpur over mismanagement of tubectomy operation .It was reported that in a sterilisation camp organised at Chattarpur, women patients were made to sleep on floor. A detailed report has also been sought to clear how many women patients underwent the sterilisation in the camp and whether any guidelines concerned with number of sterilisations that can be carried out a single day was followed by the doctors. In a day, how many sterilisation operation can be carried out by a doctor. A detailed report has been sought from the CMHO.

In a stringent move to curb sterilisation botch-up cases in Madhya Pradesh, the MPHRC has strictly recommended to carry out all sterilisation operations especially for women in OT (Operation Theatre). Besides, it has also asked medical authorities to ensure all the facilities to the patients. The MPHRC has issued notifications directing the sterilisation operation to be carried out in operation theatre equipped with adequate facilities. They have recommended that tubectomy should be performed in the operation theatre, which is well-equipped and protected. It has also to be ensured that in case of any emergency, proper medication should be viable within the vicinity. The primary health centres need to ensure proper safety while performing sterilisation operation, especially of women.

The commission has got a complaint earlier from Ashok Nagar district over death of women in sterilisation camp. The complainant alleged that the deceased’s health condition deteriorated just after the sterilisation and due to continuous flow of blood, she died in the district hospital at Ashoknagar. It was alleged that the patient died due to mismanagement of sterilisation operation. However, the commission has noted that some sort of irregularity had been witnessed in dealing with the case because of which it becomes mandatory for the health department to come up with strong measures to counter any adverse impact on operations.

There are certain guidelines which is mandatory to be followed by medical authorities before carrying out any sterilization camp and a strict scrutiny for the compliance of the guidelines is also required in order to curb any botch up incidence that adversely affect health of women patient who has undergone sterilisation.