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Rajasthan government asks Centre to amend PNDT Act to differentiate minor offences

Jaipur: The state government has written a letter to the Centre seeking amendments in the pre-conception, pre-natal and diagnostic techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, especially to differentiate between minor and serious violations of the Act.

The letter, sent on October 29 last year, sought amendments in the Act to make it slightly lenient for doctors and radiologists.

“If a doctor is not found wearing an apron, he will face the same charge equal to sex selection. Also, if a doctor makes a mistake in filling Form F of a pregnant woman visiting his clinic for sonography, the offence is equal to sex selection. So it is necessary to differentiate between minor and serious offences,” according to Dr R C Yadav, president, Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (Rajasthan unit). [Source: ToI]

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