Rajasthan Govt orders inquiry on uterus removal

Three private hospitals in Rajasthan’s Dausa district removed the uterus of 226 women last year, an RTI application filed by an NGO has found. The NGO claimed that the hospitals earned about Rs 14,000 from each patient. As the private hospitals were recognised for delivery under the government scheme ‘Janani Suraksha Yojna’, the facts were revealed through RTI from the office of State medical and health department. In the wake of the report, the district administration has ordered an inquiry into the matter by a three-member committee led by Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dausa, OP Meena.
On Saturday, State Health Minister Aimaduddin Ahmed Khan said that no FIR has been filed because there is no act governing private hospitals. “Suo motu we cannot take action,” said Khan. Khan informed that the government had set up a committee to probe the incident for any irregularity. “The final report will take some time as members will have to meet all the women,” he said. “The registration of four hospitals has been cancelled, while one was not even registered,” he added. Devender Madan owner of Madan Hospital, one of the implicated hospitals , said, “We have consent letters of the women. They were suffering from complications in their uterus.”