Telangana government takes action against doctors in botched family planning incident

The Telangana government has ordered action against doctors and other medical personnel following the deaths of four women who underwent family planning operations at a government hospital in Ranga Reddy district last month.

The government launched the action based on a report submitted by the committee headed by the state director of public health on the tragedy, official sources said on Saturday.

The government has transferred the District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) from Ranga Reddy District and relieved the District Coordinator of Hospital Services (DCHS) and ordered him to report to his original post, it said. they stated.

A criminal case would be filed against the doctor who performed the Double Puncture Laparoscopy (DPL) surgeries, they said.

The government ordered disciplinary action against a total of 13 medical staff.

The director of public health made several recommendations in the report to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

Recommendations include making permanent family planning surgeries an integral part of hospital service delivery systems and conducting DPL surgeries as fixed-day services along with other hospital-provided services.

Up to four women who attended the double puncture laparoscopy (DPL) camp at Ranga Reddy District Government Hospital in August have died. DPL is a female sterilization program.

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