Abortions can only be conducted at any of the following places approved by the government:
- Hospitals, either established or maintained by the government.
- Such places (private, public or other) that have been approved by the government or by a District Level Committee set up by this law.
If the abortion is carried out in a place that is not authorised by the government, then the doctor performing such abortion along with the owner or incharge of that hospital can be punished with rigorous jail time between 2 and 7 years.
To ensure safe and legal abortions, it is necessary to confirm with the doctor and the hospital/place whether they have the necessary permits.