The Chhattisgarh Government announced that it will adopt the children of the 13 women who died after tubectomies performed at the government-held sterilisation camps in Bilaspur last week.
The government said it would provide free education to these children till the age of 18. Help from the government will also come in the form of health cards for these children that will assure them free treatment till the age of 18 years at Apollo Hospital in Bilaspur.
The state government also announced that it would provide fixed deposit of Rs 2 lakh to each child and the amount would be handed over to the child once she reaches the age of 18.
The sterilisations were performed on November 8 and 10. Around 122 women are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Bilaspur.
According to The Indian Express, all 13 victims have left behind an infant and even after eight days of the tragedy state Woman and Child Development Minister Ramshila Sahu is yet to visit the patients or the place where the surgeries were conducted.
As per official estimates, around 30 children have lost their mothers.