ULTRASOUND MACHINES AND CLINICS TO BE MONITORED FOR PC-PNDT: SHRI SWAPNIL NAIK

Panaji: March 31, 2015 …. Additional District Magistrate -I (North Goa) Mr. Swapnil M. Naik who presided over the meeting of Advisory Committee of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC-PNDT) has reiterated that conceptualising of software installation in every ultrasound machine will obtain record of the entire clinics / Hospitals automatically at the PC-PNDT control room at North Goa Collectorate, Panjim.

 Mr. Swapnil said that the ultrasound machine and other machines of the clinics & Hospitals will be monitored around the clock from the office of the Collectorate, North Goa at PC-PNDT Control room to ensure in tracking the record of ultrasound report carried out on number of female gender at clinic /Hospital. He also said that random checks at the clinics will be carried out physically to track the actual report of the female gender attended by the clinic /Hospital by verification of the backup record.   

 Mr. Naik re-acted to show cause notices issued to some clinic/ Hospital which violated  the terms and condition of the PC-PNDT Act and therefore impressed upon the Committee of the PC-PNDT that machines of such defaulters need to be  confiscate or  sealed.

 Additional Collector I urged the parents to avoid genetic to instill good values in celebration of girl child in each village.

 The meeting also deliberated on the strategy with the health officers to take effective step to curb the wrong use of the clinic/ Hospital and also to take stern action on those not responding to the show cause notices. Health officers were also impressed upon to monitor violations of PC-PNDT Act.

 Dr. Mahendra Ghanekar, Assistant Public Prosecutor- Neeta Marathe, Shashikant Khandolkar and Vasundhara Desai- NGO Members, Carmo Dias-Information & Publicity attended the meeting.

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