Jaipur: Rajasthan Health Minister AA Khan has cancelled the licenses of four private hospitals for allegedly removing uterus of 236 women illegally at Bandikui town of Dausa district in the state.

According to reports, the hospitals which were enrolled under the ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ also charged hefty amount from the patients.

The district administration has constituted a three member committee chaired by Chief Medical and Health Officer of Dausa, OP Meena, to probe the case.

The administration swung into action following a petition filed by an NGO, Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat, under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. One Durga Prasad, associated with the organization, said, “During March-September in 2010, nearly 236 of 385 women uteri were removed.

The uteri were removed after scarring the women that infection would spread in their body and to avoid that the removal of uterus was immediately needed. All the women aged between 25 and 30 years had to cough up Rs 14,000 for the surgery.
A victim said, “I had a pain in my stomach. Doctors removed my uterus but I’m yet to have relief.”

Meanwhile, the Health & Family Welfare Department has seized the records of five hospitals, and has recorded the statements of doctors and victims.