Unmarried Bihar man sterilised at govt hospital without consent

Patna | Updated: 16 February, 2023 8:21 pm IST
Manak Yadav, 28, had gone to Chaipur Primary Healthcare Centre for treatment of hydrocele (swelling in testicles) but he was instead operated upon for vasectomy, he alleged on Wednesday.
Manak Yadav, 28, had gone to Chaipur Primary Healthcare Centre for treatment of hydrocele (swelling in testicles) but he was instead operated upon for vasectomy, he alleged on Wednesday.

In yet another shocking incident of medical negligence in Bihar, an unmarried man was sterilised without his consent at a primary healthcare facility in Kaimur district.

Manak Yadav, 28, had gone to Chaipur Primary Healthcare Centre for treatment of hydrocele (swelling in testicles) but he was instead operated upon for vasectomy, he alleged on Wednesday.

However, doctors at the health centre have denied the allegation and insisted that Yadav was informed before the sterilisation surgery.

“I went to the hospital because there was swelling in my testicles. Doctors admitted me for treatment but today they told me that I was sterilised,” Yadav, a farmer, told media persons in Kaimur city.

Now, his family fears that he won’t get a bride for marriage unless the process is reversed to make him hit to produce children.

“Due to this gross negligence on part of doctors here, my brother’s entire life has been ruined. He is still young but how will marry him now?” asked his sister, almost sobbing.

Manak’s father, Ramdahin Singh, said: “We were very worried about his condition. On the suggestion of the local ASHA worker, Manak was admitted to this hospital for a hydrocele operation. Doctors took him to the operation theatre at the scheduled time but instead of operating for hydrocele, they sterilised the young man.”

“We demand that his vasectomy is reversed,” Singh said.

Reacting to the family’s complaints, PHC in-charge Dr Sunil Kumar said, “We haven’t received full information about this. When we get the information we will see what we can do.”

Bihar’s PHCs are often in the headlines for their poor infrastructure, inadequate health workers and medications, and non-availability of beds, water, and toilet facilities.

On January 11, chief minister Nitish Kumar declared that the state government aims to set up one medical college and hospital in each district.

Earlier in October last year, deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav had triggered unrest in the state’s medical fraternity by sacking at least 81 doctors who were absent from their place of work for as long as 12 years.

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