Well, yes but only with regards to either demanding a GP furnish a coughing child with the drugs or worrying about our overuse and abuse of the former medical miracle. Take a look at your social media now. Have a scroll. Were I the type I'd happily bet a small amount of change that someone has tweeted or posted a status about antibiotics and them or their child. But not about Chhattisgarh.
It's not just that the antibiotics used in this sterilisation camp were perhaps tainted and/or out of date. Or than poor hygiene may have contributed to the deaths of 15 or so women. Nor the procedure of a tubectomy itself. But our disregard for the women involved. Perhaps if they were having butt implants we'd care.
a rich Indian woman is unlikely to go for the incentive of 1,400 rupees that comes with sterilisation
This sterilisation programme is designed to help stem the rise in India's population. Though a rich Indian woman is unlikely to go for the incentive of 1,400 rupees that comes with sterilisation. According to Deborah Doane: "Women aren't given other options for birth control. The contraceptive pill is considered taboo, while condoms are shunned. Male sterilisation rates are a fraction of those of women. Of the almost 50% of couples who practice birth control in India, 75% do so through female sterilisation, undoubtedly because women have few choices, if any, over their bodies."
Women are now claiming to have been slapped by the doctors who work in the sterilisation clinic in question. They are questioning the standard of medical treatment they have received and on Friday police in India arrested the head of a local drug manufacturing company.
If we want to use women's bodies to 'break the internet' then might I suggest we use the bodies of the 15 women who have died in Chhattisgarh.