A woman in Bharatpur has demanded special compensation from the health department after she gave birth to a girl child despite undergoing a sterilization surgery 18 months ago.
As per the health department norms, a compensation of Rs 30,000 is given to the victim in the case of a failed sterilization surgery. Chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Gopal Ram said,
“We have forwarded her complaint to the director medical and health and family welfare department at Jaipur for compensation.”
Shyamvati, 29, a resident of Nagla Januthar, about 35 kilometres from Bharatpur, had undergone surgery during a family planning camp at a primary health care centre on November 22, 2014. However, she gave birth to a girl child on May 29, 2016. Shyamvati, who already has two girls and a son, hails from a poor family. Her husband Piyush Choudhary works as a labourer in Jharkhand. In her complaint, she claimed that the birth of a girl child has put her under financial pressure and hence should be given adequate special compensation to help her nurture her children.
According to locals, the woman started showing symptoms of pregnancy but she was confident that she wouldn’t bear a child after the surgery. However, after some time, she realised that she was pregnant. But, she didn’t know what to do next. Later, at the behest of villagers she applied for compensation.