Public Health

A tale of exploitation

Print edition : March 31, 2017

Pinkubai Goraknath Rathod, or Pinky, 24, of Belamogi tanda in Aland taluk in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district, with her children.

Lalitha Bhimsingh Chavan of Ambalaga tanda in Aland taluk. She had renal calculus, but doctors performed a hysterectomy on her.

Some of the women who have undergone hysterectomy in Belamogi.

Scan report of Pinkubai Goraknath Rathod dated November 20, 2014. She underwent a hysterectomy on November 21, 2014.

The bill that was given to Lalitha Bhimsingh Chavan dated March 3, 2015, for Rs. 20,000 for her hysterectomy operation.

A scan report of Lalitha Bhimsingh Chavan dated November 18, 2014. She underwent a hysterectomy on November 27, 2014, but a post-hysterectomy showed evidence of renal calculus.

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