Tag Archives: Sex Determination Test

Doctor arrested for conducting sex determination tests

Mumbai: Dr Madhukar Chandrakant Shinde, 45, a government doctor who has been absconding from work in Ratnagiri for a year and half, was nabbed by a Pune rural police team in a decoy operation.

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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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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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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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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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Experts differ on tracking deliveries to prevent female foeticide

New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi’s enunciation of an “alternate point of view” that a foetus be tracked from conception to save the girl child has been welcomed by many experts while others are sceptical about it.

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Haryana doubles reward money for sex determination test informers

Chandigarh (IANS): The Haryana government on Tuesday announced that informers of illegal sex determination tests would be paid a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh — double the enhanced reward announced by the previous government in July last year.

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Govt should concentrate on foeticide, not on ultrasound, say doctors

New Delhi: Almost every day we see the headlines on the PC-PNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques) Act, sex determination, female foeticide etc which is giving nightmares and troubles in day-to-day functioning of the radiologists in the country.

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Can Internet be allowed to spell death for the unborn girl child?

It is no longer a secret that medical mercenaries determine the sex of the foetus and disclose it to the parents. They do so for profit and in violation of the law. An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 girl children are eliminated by sex-selective abortions every year through nearly twice the number of sonographies — making it a million-rupee industry.

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