4 held doing tests for sex determination

Two doctors took Rs 50,000 from the decoy pregnant woman for the sex determination of the foetus.

PNDT MTP Ultrasound gender
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Last Updated on December 16, 2020 by The Health Master

Gurgaon: Officials of the health department on Sunday conducted a raid at a private clinic in Sector 22 and arrested two doctors and two of their accomplices on the charges of illegal sex determination of the foetus.

During the raid at Mantra Care and Diagnostic centre, the team recovered Rs 50,000.

Two doctors — Pinky and Hariram — took Rs 50,000 from the decoy pregnant woman for the sex determination of the foetus.

A case has been registered against the doctor couple and two other persons under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 at the Palam Vihar police station.

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Acting on a tip-off, a team from the health department led by Anil Gupta, PNDT nodal officer-cum-medical officer, and two other medical officers conducted the raid. Chief medical officer, Dr Virender Yadav, had received the information about a nexus of people conducting illegal sex determination of foetus.

The team sent a decoy pregnant woman to the hospital where she met Pinky and Hariram who took Rs 50,000 from her and gave phone number of Dr Sumit Singal. The decoy informed the team that she has been asked to visit the diagnostic center in Sector 22 on Sunday. She followed the instruction and her ultrasound was carried out by Dr Aparna Singal at the centre.

The decoy patient was informed about the sex of the foetus. She accordingly informed the health department and thereafter, the team got hold of the group and recovered the money.

This is the seventh raid in a span of five months conducted by the health department.

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