Bicycle pump used to inflate abdomen of 56 women triggers outrage

A man is seen with a cycle pump at the sterilization camp in Angul on Friday. Picture courtesy: TOI

Bhubaneswar: A doctor used a bicycle pump to inflate the abdomen of 56 women while conducting laparoscopic tubectomy on them here, triggering public outrage in the area, officials said Sunday.

Rout said he has performed more than 60,000 such surgeries in a decade and received awards from the government and never come across any complaints.

Laparoscopic tubectomy is a surgical procedure conducted on women as a permanent method of contraception.

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