Muzaffarnagar: In a surprising incident, a woman found herself pregnant despite undergoing a sterilisation operation, following which, the doctor who carried out the procedure has been slapped a fine of Rs 1,12,000 by the consumer court.
The forum found doctor Manju Aggarwal, who performed the operation, guilty of negligence, and directed her to pay the sum within a month to the aggrieved, Sunita Devi.
The woman, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, had filed a complaint saying that she became pregnant and gave birth to a child despite undergoing a sterilisation procedure carried out by the doctor in 2013.
For decades, India has relied on female sterilisation as its primary mode of contraception, funding about four million tubal ligations every year, more than any other country.
In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has aimed at modernising the system by introducing injectable contraceptives free of charge in government facilities.
(With PTI inputs)