Tag Archives: PCPNDT

AIIMS, Safdarjung hospital in a tug of war | Tata Memorial Hospital fined Rs 5.2 lakh

A battle is brewing between Safdarjung Hospital’s faculty and AIIMS director Dr M C Misra over the control of the new Super Speciality Block coming up in Safdarjung Hospital.

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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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Two radiologists sentenced to one-year imprisonment for violating PCPNDT Act | Delhi doctor arrested for raping patient

Facing a shortage of doctors in one of Chhattisgarh’s worst Naxal-hit districts, Bijapur District Collector Dr Ayyaj Tamboli, a medical graduate and a 2009-batch IAS officer, on Tuesday sent out an appeal to the private medical community through social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook, asking doctors to apply for highly incentivised openings in the district.

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Govt planning penal provisions to deter pharma companies from bribing doctors with freebies | Sex determination lands doctor couple in jail for three years

The promised mandatory marketing code for pharma companies, which is to replace the voluntary code in operation since January last year, will have strong penal provisions to deter them from bribing doctors with freebies to prescribe their drugs.

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AIIMS surgeon performs ‘first of its kind’ knee operation | New guidelines to educate doctors on medical ethics

Dr Rajesh Malhotra, head of the orthopaedics department at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Friday claimed to have performed a first of its kind surgery, aimed at addressing osteoarthritis by operating only on the inside compartment of a knee.

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It’s a misconception that through IVF you will have a male child: Expert

New Delhi: Dr Anurag Bishnoi, the owner of an IVF clinic at Hisar in Haryana recently got a Delhi resident arrested for seeking a male baby through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), through which sex selection can be done.

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Opinion: Family Balancing, ART & Sex Selective Surrogacy – National, International, Legal Perspectives

Keeping in mind the Indian position on sex ratio, menace of female foeticide, it may be rightfully said that sex selection through any other nomenclature means or techniques must be strictly prohibited, penalized as there ought to be counter balancing of the individual rights towards larger social, legal objectives, social welfare.

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Gujarat Medical Council cancels registrations of five doctors for carrying out prenatal sex determination test

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) has temporarily cancelled the registrations of five doctors for allegedly carrying out prenatal sex determination test.

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Some doctors may be exempted from the provisions of PCPNDT Act: High Court

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has ruled that all places including vehicles where ultrasound machine or imaging machine or scanner or other equipment capable of determining sex of the foetus or has the potential of detection of sex during pregnancy or selection of sex before conception, require registration under the PCPNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques) Act.

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Opinion: To Declare or Not To Declare, That is the Question

As regards the question of whether or not to declare the sex of foetus is concerned, as doctors we first need to be clear what is it that we oppose. No responsible organisation, especially of doctors, will support sex selective abortions. It is the unjustified harassment for minor clerical errors which is the crux of our problems. If this is settled then let us examine whether our harassment will decrease following the reversal in policy from no sex determination to compulsory sex determination.

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