New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to ensure “thorough investigation” into the deaths of eight women who lost their lives in a state organized mass sterilization camp.
“The PM spoke to Chhattisgarh CM @drramansingh on the unfortunate tragedy in Bilaspur. The PM expressed concern over the tragedy,” said a tweet by the prime minister’s office (PMO).
“The PM has asked @drramansingh to ensure a thorough investigation & action in the entire issue,” said another tweet.
In addition to the dead, over 50 other women were hospitalized due to botched surgeries at a sterilisation camp organized by the state government in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district.
Four health officials including chief medical health officer of Bilaspur have been suspended.