Men undergoing vasectomy to receive Rs 1,851 from Govt

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Mumbai, Dec 29 (UNI) Men undergoing vasectomy in government or Corporation run hospitals will receive Rs 1,851 under the Union Government's family planning scheme, official sources today said.

The Central government will give Rs 1,500 and the state Government Rs 351 under the scheme.

The cost includes Rs 200 to the motivator, Rs 100 to the doctor, Rs 15 each to the nurse and the staff attendant, Rs 10 for refreshment and publicity, and Rs 50 for drugs, medicines and dressing.

Speaking at a press conference, Additional Municipal Commissioner Kishore Gajbeye said, ''For the first time, the motivator and the doctor undertaking the operation will get a share from the government's scheme.'' Similarly, women belonging to SC, ST and those below the poverty line will get Rs 600 for sterilisation while upper caste women and those above the poverty line will get Rs 250 and the motivator will get Rs 150 for each operation.

Mr Gajbeye said that even though the scheme is of the Central and the state government, the BMC will act as a facilitator. The Government has also given Rs 50 lakh as token money for the scheme.

Under the scheme, women belonging to SC, ST and those below the poverty line can avail the benefits of the scheme in private hospitals but, upper caste women and those above the poverty line can avail the scheme only in government and corporation run hospitals.

UNI

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