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Panel to probe high number of hysterectomy cases in Beed: Maharashtra health minister


Jun 20, 2019 (1 month ago) |
Mumbai , Jun 19 : The Maharashtra government has set up a committee to probe the high number of hysterectomies that were performed in Beed district in the last three years.
This was disclosed by Health Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday while replying to a question by Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gohre in the state Assembly.

The committee will be headed by the principal secretary of the health department.

As many 4,605 women underwent womb removal surgeries in Beed district in the last three years, Shinde told the House.

"The committee will also have a team comprising three gynaecologists and women MLAs of the state. The panel has been asked to submit its report within two months," he said.

Gohre had raised the issue of women sugarcane farmers aged between 25 to 30 years undergoing womb removal surgeries.

In April, the National Commission for Women (NCW) had issued notice to the state chief secretary after a media report said that women were getting their wombs removed to avoid hindrance in work due to menstruation.

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