From: mohanlal panda <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM
Subject: Immediate action against sex detection in Delhi
Greetings from PVCHR.
Please refer to the news in The Tribune, Delhi, 24.06.2011
New Delhi, June 23
Taking a lead from Delhi's skewed sex ratio, activists today said sex detection tests were rampant in the Capital but these were going unreported.
"Blatant violation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT Act) is going on in the outskirts bordering Haryana and Uttar Pardesh, but these go unreported. In the past 10 years, only 61 cases of violations have been filed, but that is not possible considering the declining sex ratio," said executive director of the Centre for Advocacy and Research Akhila Das.
According to the Census 2011, there are 866 females per 1,000 males in the Capital.
Of the 61 complains registered in the last decade, 40 were for non-registration of clinics, nine for advertising the availability of sex determination tests, and others under the PCPNDT Act that bans all forms of sex detection.
The maximum number of ultrasound machines were registered in south district (417), followed by west district with 347 machines.
"Sonography in clinics is very much rampant, but it is the zero implementation of the Act that is behind the skewed sex ratio. There has to be a crackdown on medical practitioners and people behind such clinics," said Bijaylaxmi, a member of the Centre for Advocacy and Research. - IANS
Sir, this news is a matter of grave concern and on behalf of PVCHR, I request you to immediately intervene and investigate the matter.
Dr. Mohanlal Panda
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