He said any physicians discovered carrying out vasectomies or tubectomies
would first receive an oral warning from the authorities, then a written warning and finally would face closure of their practice for the third offense.
The Indian government's Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) 2014-2015 shows a target for Chhattisgarh state of 150,000 tubectomies
(and 8,000 vasectomies) for the current financial year (which was to be achieved within only six months between October and March) and an increase in targets in subsequent years (Camp of Wrongs).
The recent case of the Chhattisgarh government-run camp where 14 women are dead and about 20 still battling for life after they underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies
has sent shock waves across the nation.
The 83 women who underwent tubectomies
at the camp received incentive payments of 1,400 rupees ($23) to have the surgery, according to R.K.
To do this, they resort to mass campaigns for inserting implants and IUDs and sterilisation (focused more on tubectomies
than vasectomies), where about 300 clients are provided services by only four doctors in a day.
For instance, when I asked Hajjiarpuram women about the increasing number of tubectomies
, they said that they were not aware of an increase.
Three girls in the survey had already undergone tubectomies
by the age of 19, as they had already achieved their family size.
In the 1980s, the program entered the era of laparoscopic technique of female sterilization, which is simpler and less traumatic than the more common method of tubal ligation (TL) and today almost a two-third of all tubectomies
are laparoscopic cases.
Ten (20%) among them are interval tubectomies
done by minilaparotomy and three (6%) were performed by laparoscopic route.
Gupta carried out 83 laparoscopic tubectomies
which claimed 14 lives in Chhattisgarh
The new law outlaws vasectomies and tubectomies
, which are permanent forms of contra ception.
Amongst the total number of patients seeking permanent sterilisation there were 3737 (28.64%) vasectomies and 9311 (71.36%) tubectomies