Only surgeon’s negligence can be challenged
In early November last year, 83 women underwent surgeries as part of a free government-run mass sterilization campaign. They were sent home the same evening. As it turned out, dozens became ill and were rushed in ambulances to private hospitals. Around 60 women were admitted to different hospitals after they complained of complications. Twelve died. While the investigations are still on, a few reports suggest that it possibly happened because of dirty surgical equipment or contaminated medicines – that is, it was doctor’s negligence. This is an extreme case and almost everyone found negligent is being tried; the government machinery is working in full force to avoid any such mishap in future. Sounds good, or will it turn out to be only a temporary deterrent?