December 25, 2019, 8:21 PM
Dr Nitin Raut

Senior Congress leader and cabinet minister in Maharashtra government Dr Nitin Raut said that around 30,000 women from Beed and Osmanabad working in the sugarcane fields got their uterus removed in order to avoid wage loss during menstruation. Raut on Wednesday wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requesting him to take necessary steps to help the distressed women.

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Raut said that the women underwent a hysterectomy – a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus – so that they could even work during their menstruation to earn livelihood.

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