Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Pic for representative purpose.Reuters file

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Bilaspur on Saturday to meet the family members affected by the bungled-up sterilisation surgeries at a state-run health camp.

Rahul accused the BJP government of corruption, negligence and fake drugs. He also went on to say that instead of owning up to the incident, a cover-up exercise was taking precedence, reports NDTV.

"I am meeting people since morning, I'm very saddened by things they told me," said Rahul Gandhi. "It's not just a case of negligence; there is also a role of corruption and expired medicines. It is the responsibility of state government but they are trying to cover up facts." he said.

"It is the responsibility of the state government and the health minister, but they are not accepting it," Rahul Gandhi further added, according to a DNA report.

The Chhattisgarh government has constituted a probe panel under a retired judge to investigate the botched surgeries at Bilaspur's government-run medical camps which have so far left 13 young women dead while nearly 138 others have been taken ill.