February 29, 2024

Recently, the team of the district health department arrested a doctor couple who was conducting a pregnancy test for 25 thousand rupees.

A total of 148 court cases took place

According to the statistics obtained by the District Health Department, 47 such illegal fetal testing machines have been sealed in the last five years in the city and district under the PC & PNDT Act 1994. This includes 34 machines in urban areas and 13 in rural areas. A total of 148 court cases have taken place so far.

Although, as many as 12 successful sting operations have been performed. As many as 32 of the sealed machines are still sealed. In 06 cases the accused have been found guilty in court. While the medical registration of 03 doctors has been suspended.

11 machines were sealed in the last five years

Further, so far a total of 111 machines have been sealed in Ahmedabad city and rural areas. Looking at the statistics, this type of illegal work has been seen more in urban areas than in rural areas of Ahmedabad. Most in the New West Zone area, 11 machines have been sealed in the last five years. 10 machines have been sealed in the West Zone.

Whereas in Sanand, at least two machines have been sealed in the last five years. Thus, illegal pregnancy tests are being done more in urban developed areas. Ahmedabad urban area currently has a sex ratio of 899, while in rural areas it is 949. In the last one month this ratio is 894 and 957. A total of 1299 machines have been registered under the PNDT Act in Ahmedabad city and rural areas, in which 1183 have been registered in urban and 116 in rural areas.

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