How the tragedy un­folded

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

Novem­ber 8 First camp held at Takhat­pur. Eighty-three women ster­ilised

Novem­ber 10

Three camps at Gau­rella, Mar­wahi and Pen­dra vil­lages. Fifty-four women ster­ilised The first death oc­curs. Six women taken ill Com­pen­sa­tion of ` 2 lakh for the de­ceased

Novem­ber 11 Seven more women die R K Gupta, sur­geon who op­er­ated upon women in Takhat­pur, ar­rested by po­lice

Com­pen­sa­tion in­creased to ` 4 lakh for the de­ceased and ` 50,000 for sur­vivors

Novem­ber 12

Three more women die

Novem­ber 13 Two more die, one from Pen­dra town Medicines come un­der scan­ner

Novem­ber 14 One-mem­ber ju­di­cial com­mis­sion un­der re­tired judge Anita Jha ap­pointed

Novem­ber 15 Zinc phos­phide found in ciprofloxacin Ma­hawar Pharma pro­mot­ers ar­rested

Novem­ber 18

Pri­vate Delhi lab­o­ra­tory con­firms pres­ence of zinc phos­phide in medicines

Fixed de­posit of ` 2 lakh an­nounced for each child of the de­ceased

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