MHC awards free education and annual maintenance to child born after negligent tubuctomy procedure

In a writ petition filed before the Madras High Court (‘MHC’), for compensation for medical negligence, the MHC awarded compensation of Rs. 3 lakh to the petitioner who became pregnant and gave birth despite undergoing Purperal Sterilization by Tubuctomy. The MHC also directed the State Government to provide free education to the child and pay annual maintenance of Rs. 1.2 lakh until the child turns 21 years old while stating that “The Medical Officers entrusted with the implementation of the Family Planning Programme cannot, by their negligent acts in not performing the complete sterilization operation, sabotage the scheme of national importance.