Again, 50 women were made to lie on the floor after sterilization in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: Fifty women have been denied hospital beds after sterilization, and have been lying on the floor in Shivpuri despite a warning from MP's health minister Tulsiram Silawat that its makers will face drastic action. It was the same hospital that left the carcass unattended in a ward for five hours, as ants crawled into her eyes.

Surprising photos of the women, wrapped in blankets and laid on the floor or dirty carpets, circulated Thursday. You notice me. I'll talk to the collector and health department officials. We will ensure that such incidents will never happen again, ‚ÄĚhealth minister Tulsiram Silawat told TOI.

Authorities in Shivpuri district have promised those responsible for it. While commissioner Prateek Hajela did not respond to calls for his comment, a senior health official admitted it was frequent in district hospitals. Most hospitals in the district violate the SOP of the sterilization mandated by the family welfare ministry. Hospitals have repeatedly been told to follow the guidelines, but to no avail. Cases of infection have not been reported by officials to save their jobs, health officials say on condition of anonymity. Most government hospitals do not have basic equipment, and do not have enough beds and stretchers, he said.

Three days ago, similar shockers were reported from Vidisha and districts, where nearly 150 women were operated in government hospitals. Responding to media reports on these cases, health minister Tulsi Silawat said those responsible for it had to face action. In two cases reported since Vidisha, the district's suspects have suspended the medical officer's block.

The Shivpuri district hospital is in the news for severe lapses. Recently, ants crawled into the eyes of a corpse that had been left unnoticed for more than five hours. Prime Minister Kamal Nath ordered immediate action, which led to the suspension of two doctors, three nurses and two boys in the ward. CM Nath tweeted: Such incidents are a disgrace to humanity and cannot be tolerated.

In 2017, rats crawled the finger of a newborn after hospital staff placed the baby on the floor, saying there was no vacant bed. He was born around midnight and it was the next morning that the wounds were found. When the family went to the hospital authorities, they ignored their complaint. It was only when they approached the mother's senior officer that the injured newborn was moved to the pediatric ward. On August 13 this year, a TB patient was killed in his hospital bed. It took several weeks for the police to solve the mystery as there was no CCTV operation in the area. Police later arrested three people and said the killing was the culmination of a property dispute.

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