Indian investigators suspect tainted drugs involved in botched sterilizations

By Annie Gowen, November 14, 2014

NEW DELHI — It has been three days since Gauri Bai saw her daughter-in-law, Rashmi, who became ill after a botched procedure at a mass sterilization camp in the district of Bilaspur on Saturday.

Rashmi, a 27-year-old mother of two, started vomiting and complaining of severe pain the day after she went to the camp, where she and dozens of other women were given tubal ligations by a doctor working at breakneck speed. Her family rushed her to the hospital Sunday evening, but they have been barred from seeing her since Monday and fear the worst.

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