Government mulls special incentives to improve female ratio
Jammu, Apr 22: Minister for Health & Family Welfare Sham Lal Sharma has called for effective mechanism to curb the menace of female foeticide to improve the male/female sex ratio in the State.
He has directed the enforcement agencies to gear up the surveillance system and take stern action against the Ultra Sound clinics who are engaged in unlawful activities of conducting sex determination.
According to an official statement, the Minister was speaking at a high-level meeting and interactive workshop of officers held at Gandhi Nagar hospital today, which was convened to review the implementation of PNDT Act and to discuss ways and means to promote female sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir.
Stressing the need for coordinated efforts to achieve common goal, he asked the Deputy Commissioners to devote their time to deal with this sensitive issue.
He asked the Deputy Commissioners to constitute special squads to pay regular surprise checks of all the Ultrasound Clinics in their respective areas and develop a result oriented mechanism for conducting the Ultrasound tests only for genuine purposes. “It should be made mandatory for the Ultrasound clinic owners to maintain the record of all the patients with their photographs for the purpose of verification by the authorities”, he added.
He issued strict instructions to the Chief Medical Officers to initiate action for closure of all those Ultrasound clinics which are not fulfilling the necessary formalities. They should maintain close liaison with the concerned Deputy Commissioners (District Magistrate) and brief them about the activities of such unlawful activities where so ever noticed, he said.
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