Patna, August 22
In what appears to be a serious rip-off in Bihar, a 65-year-old lady has given start to eight child ladies within the final 14 months. Meanwhile, one other lady has change into a mom to 5 child ladies previously 9 months.
The ‘good news’ which got here a number of instances for these ladies, sources stated, may very well be as a result of some ladies have taken “encouragement amount” a number of instances for giving start to feminine infants.
Under the supply of the nationwide well being mission, a girl is entitled to assert an “encouragement amount” from the state well being division for giving start to a woman baby.
Leela Devi, 65, of Muzaffarpur’s Mushari block has collected her share of encouragement quantity for delivering eight feminine infants previously 14 months.
Another lady Sonia Devi has given start to 5 feminine kids within the final 9 months.
Interestingly, these ladies have change into a mom solely “on paper”. The encouragement quantity of Rs 1,400 have been collected by them for every baby.
Muzaffarpur District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh has arrange a high-level inquiry committee headed by an extra district Justice of the Peace to research this matter.
“Prima facie, it looks like a scam. Government officials and touts may be involved in it. We have constituted a team to probe this scam,” Singh stated. IANS