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Unmarried youth sterilised; MP govt says consent taken

Madhya Pradesh Government today said in the state Assembly that an unmarried youth who was subjected to vasectomy during a public camp held in Rewa district had given his "prior approval" for the procedure.

bhopal Updated: Mar 01, 2012 15:23 IST

Madhya Pradesh Government today said in the state Assembly that an unmarried youth who was subjected to vasectomy during a public camp held in Rewa district had given his "prior approval" for the procedure.

Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister Narottam Mishra in a written reply to BSP's Radhelal Baghel said that sterilisation was carried out on Kesari Prasad Gautam on January 31 was carried out during the mega vasectomy camp organised in Rewa district.

"It (vasectomy) operation was performed on Gautam after taking his prior approval," he said.

"Since the operation was performed on an unmarried youth, the one who inspired him to go for it has been found prima facie guilty and the government has directed the Rewa District Collector to initiate action against him," Mishra said.

When asked if the compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be awarded to the youth by realising the amount from the accused person, the minister said such award is given in special cases.

"If a person dies during the vasectomy procedure or due to failed operation or while being treated for complications arising out of the procedure then could his claim for compensation considered by insurance company" Mishra said.

Referring to the demand of registering an FIR against the accused person in this regard, the minister said since the operation was performed with the prior approval of the youth, no question arises of registering a complaint.