CHENNAI: For a state that prides itself in maternal health, this should be a shocker: One mother dies for every 1,000 sterilisation operations in Tamil Nadu. In five months, between April and August this year, of the 1.39 lakh women who went under the knife for sterilisation, 129 died following the procedure.
While officials in the health department say they have to conduct further investigation to ascertain the cause of death, experts in the field say it is the mad rush to achieve annual targets, and poor infrastructure that claim lives. In the past three years, 190 women died post operation. This year, there has been a three-fold increase.
Source: The times of India
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