JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, who is also the Chairman District Advisory Committee PC&PNDT (prohibition and regulation) Act, convened a meeting to review the implementation of Pre-conception & Pre-natal sex selection /determination, here on Monday.
During the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner took a detailed account of five ultrasound centres. Out of which Sharma ultrasound centre, Swastik Ultrasound centre, KCV diagnostic clinic, Triveni nursing home were approved for fresh registration/ renewal whereas Tirath Ram Satya Devi charitable Trust was rejected due to installation of portable ultrasound machine which is banned by Govt. of India.
During the meeting, the DC directed the committee to create awareness among people regarding the act through Talk shows, Nukkad nataks, Workshops, promotion of issues related to Beti Bachao Beti Padhao alongwith emphasis on reward of Rs 50,000/- to persons informing about occurrence of sex determination/female foeticide.
He asked for maintaining records of medical termination of pregnancy and MTP pills to avoid misuse of the same and thereby strengthening the act.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sanjay Turki, Sr Consultant Dr Atula Gupta,Medical Superintendent, Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Dr A D S Manhas and consultant Paediatrician Pankaj Gupta.