Rs.85,000 to woman who conceived after surgery

February 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Jodhpur, Feb 25 (IANS) A Lok Adalat (people’s court) here has ordered the Rajasthan government to pay maintenance of Rs.85,000 to a woman who conceived a child even after undergoing sterlisation surgery at a government organised camp.Rukma Devi, 35, a resident of Bhopalgarh town in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, said she had mental depression and claimed maintenance to support the girl child in the complaint she filed in the court.

According to the complainant’s lawyer Amit Gaur, Rukma had gone through tubectomy operation at a government organised camp in Bhopalgarh Nov 17, 2006.

“She already had three children and had undergone the operation after she was assured by the doctors that after the operation she will not have more children,” Gaur said.

But she gave birth to a girl child June 16, 2008.

She alleged in the complaint that negligence on part of the doctors at the mass camp led to the childbirth even after contraception surgery. She argued that she was shocked and had to bear mental depression due to the birth of the baby.

Rukma had filed for a maintenance claim of Rs.250,000 for the girl’s education and marriage expenses in the future.

The state Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare has been ordered to pay the compensation.

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