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Botched sterilisations: Chhattisgarh to give Rs 2-lakh, free education to children of victims

RAIPUR: In a move to help the children of the women who have lost their lives due to the botched sterilisations, Chhattisgarh government has decided to make fixed deposit of Rs 2-lakh for each child and also assured them free education till the age of 18.

According to a government spokesman, the state would bear the educational expenses of all such children till they attain the age of 18 years. The government would also provide all of them with health cards for free treatment at Apollo Hospital.

This decision was taken by the chief minister during a meeting at his residence on Sunday. The meeting was attended by chief secretary, Vivek Dhand and Principal Secretary health, Alok Shukla.

Officials said as per estimates there are around 30 children who have lost their mothers in the tragedy, which has claimed 13 lives.