Govt approves symphysiotomy redress scheme

Govt approves symphysiotomy redress scheme

The Government has approved a scheme for payments for the victims of symphysiotomy.

The scheme will offer ex-gratia payments to the hundreds of women who underwent the procedure where the pelvis was cut during childbirth.

The procedure was carried out on about 1,500 women between the 1920s and 1980s with around 250 of whom are still alive.


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