Horrific scene uncovered at rural Bengal hospital
The sterilization of women is a shameful practice conducted in India intended to curb population growth. The latest and most shameful incident is the case of four doctors at a rural Bengal hospital under pressure to sterilize 106 women in a single day. Photos are now emerging of women being forced to lie in a nearby open field following their surgeries.
Doctors ordered the women to be placed in an open, dirty field adjacent to the hospital, exposed to infection and to the eyes of onlookers.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – A government hospital in West Bengal’s Malda district is now facing an inquiry in the incident. In addition, four doctors at the government-run Manikchak Rural Hospital are under investigation.
Medical officials say that the women should have been kept under observation for at least three hours. Doctors instead ordered the women to be placed in an open, dirty field adjacent to the hospital, exposed to infection and to the eyes of onlookers.
The hospital, located 224 miles north of Kolkata, admittedly wasn’t properly equipped to handle the large influx of patients. The hospital only has 60 beds, 30 each for men and women. According to local regulations, no more than 25 sterilizations are allowed per day.