Flout­ing of norms on Novem­ber 8

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

What hap­pened at the camps and what should have hap­pened

Event at the camps

1 83 women ster­ilised 2 One doc­tor ster­ilised them all 3 Each woman ster­ilised in one to one-and-a-half min­utes 4 One la­paro­scope used 5 No woman knew of the side ef­fects 6 Nemi Chand Jain hos­pi­tal was shut since April 7 No woman knew of other meth­ods of avoid­ing preg­nancy 8 Op­er­a­tion the­atre was cleaned with a mop

Guide­lines of 2006

1 Only 30 per­sons to be sterlised in one camp 2 One doc­tor can sterlise only 10 in a day 3 Pre­scribed stan­dards would take an av­er­age of 5-6 min­utes per case 4 Three la­paro­scopes to be used for a max­i­mum of 30 pa­tients 5 Women should be coun­selled about side ef­fects 6 Camp should be con­ducted in a work­ing hos­pi­tal 7 Women have to be coun­selled about con­tra­cep­tives and IUDs 8 The op­er­a­tion the­atre should be fu­mi­gated thor­oughly by burn­ing formalde­hyde tablets and liq­uid am­mo­nia 48 hours be­fore the surgery

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