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     Raipur, November 19, 2014: Various scientific laboratories have confirmed presence of rat poison in the antibiotic medicine that was given during sterilization operation in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh.

     “We have received the lab reports from three places and all have confirms presence of Zinc Phosphide,” a top state government official told ChhattisgarhTopNews.Com.

     Zinc Phosphide is used for killing rats and is commonly known as rat poison, he said.

     “Samples of Ciprosin-500 were sent to various labs in the country and today reports from three such labs were received,” said the officials.

     The lab reports clearly stated the presence of Zinc Phosphide in Ciprosin-500, the official said.

     All the samples were found sub standard and besides Zink Phosphide other poisonous substances were also found in the sample, he said.

     After consuming the medicine condition of the women were deteriorated and complain of organ failure were started pouring in, the official said.

     “We also received reports that about nine persons, who are not part of the sterilization operation and had taken the same medicine, manufactured locally, taken to ill with same symptoms,” he said.

     At least ten people were killed and 70 were hospitalised after sterilization operation where as four killed and two dozen ill after consuming Ciprosin-500 in Mungeli, Sarguja and Bilaspur districts.

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