Raipur: Four days after the botched sterilisation tragedy struck Chhattisgarh, claiming 14 lives so far, Dr R.K. Gupta, who had conducted the operations was arrested on Thursday.
He however said that he has done nothing wrong. “I am being made a scapegoat. There was nothing wrong in surgeries nor was there any breach in sanitisation of surgical instruments. Spurious drugs had caused the deaths,” he said.
“If there was anything wrong in the surgical process, then why women who had undergone sterilisation in other camps by different doctors also fell sick,” Mr Gupta, who was honoured in the last Republic Day ceremony for undertaking record number of family planning operations, questioned.