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Cycle Pump Use in Tubectomy Surgery: Two Officials Suspended

Angul, Dec 23: Taking a strong action in connection with the use of cycle pumps at a sterilization camp, the Odisha government on Tuesday suspended the Additional District Medical Officer (ADMO) of Angul district Dr Shankarlal Agarwal and the Community Health Centre (CHC) in-charge of Banarpal Dr Deepak Garnaik.

The officials were suspended for their negligence while carrying out the tubectomy surgery on the women at a sterilization camp at Banarpal CHC in Angul using a bicycle pump on November 28.

The incident had drawn the national and international media attention that showed operations were held in improper manner in unhygienic condition. The Centre and Odisha Human Rights Commission have also sought a report on the issue from the state government.

The state government has banned all the sterilization camps after a high level meeting on December 2.

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