Monday, Mar 01, 2021 | Last Update : 04:25 AM IST

  Metros   Mumbai  31 Jul 2018  Rita Devi requires state’s permission for Sex change

Rita Devi requires state’s permission for Sex change

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 31, 2018, 2:17 am IST
Updated : Jul 31, 2018, 2:17 am IST

The surgery, however, is being delayed, as the hospital needs an approval from the Assam government for a month’s leave for the patient.

Rita Devi
 Rita Devi

Mumbai: After the medical evaluation, Rita Devi, who had visited city to undergo a sex reassignment surgery (SRS), returned to  her home town Assam on Monday. Devi is working with the Assam government electricity board as a contractor. In order to undergo SRS, she needs permission from the Assam government.

Inspired by Beed-based Salve’s SRS, Devi (36), hailing from Assam, approached state-run St. George Hospital for the surgery. The doctors performed a few tests on her. Devi had the same problem of hormonal issues like Lalit Salve.

 

The surgery, however, is being delayed, as the hospital needs an approval from the Assam government for a month’s leave for the patient.

Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, medical superintendent, St George’s Hospital said, “Devi’s preliminary medical check-up was done on last Wednesday. We need the Assam government’s permission since the surgery and recuperating period will take at least a month.” He added, “We will be content to perform the surgery as soon as the legal and administrative hurdles are resolved.”

Tags: sex change, rita devi