PNDT Note upto Sept, 2015
As you are aware, in Haryana, we are grappling with problem of skewed sex ratio since time immemorial. Although Haryana has made tremendous improvement in the fields of infrastructure, IT, education and housing etc. but still we have to do a lot to improve the skewed sex ratio in Haryana. This is not only health problem but a social problem also.
Health Department has intensified its campaign to curb illegal centres/doctors involved in sex selection throughout Haryana. 22336 inspections of registered centres have been done so far, out of which 1683 inspections were done last six months i.e. April 2015 to Sept 2015. 517 registrations suspended/cancelled out of which, 29 suspension/cancellation in last last six months i.e. April 2015 to Sept 2015. 330 centres were sealed, out of these 30 centres sealed in last six months i.e. April 2015 to Sept 2015. Charges have been framed against 15 doctors out of which 3 are in last six months. There is marked improvement in convictions (5) under PNDT from April 2015 to Sept 2015 with a total of 63 convictions out of 135 court cases under PNDT till Sept 2015. Till date 91 appeals have been heard by State Appropriate Authority, out of which 9 are in last six months i.e. April 2015 to Sept 2015.
Name of 10 doctors have been removed from Register of State Medical Council for five years and name of two doctors have been suspended after conviction under Pre-conception & Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection), Act, 1994 till Sept, 2015 & name of four doctors have been suspended from Register of Haryana State Medical Council due to framing of charges by court under Pre-conception & Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection), Act, 1994 till Sept 2015.
Regular District Task Force meetings (154) were conducted to review the implementation of PC & PNDT Act in each district under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner. Till date 1561 meetings of District Advisory Committee have been done, out of which 64 meetings have been done in last last six months i.e. April 2015 to Sept 2015
With all these efforts, CRS Sex ratio in Sept , 2015 is 868 , out of which four districts Fatehabad (903), Mewat (910), Palwal (901) and Panchkula (900) have sex ratio more than 900 rest of the districts have sex ratio between 800-900 as per CRS data.
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