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. Photo: Arun Kulkarni

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

Some of the women who have undergone hysterectomy in Belamogi. Photo: Arun Kulkarni

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

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

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. Photo: Arun Kulkarni

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