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Jain orders suspension of licence of pvt hospital

A team of the health department conducted a surprise check at a private hospital in Rajouri Garden on Friday and sealed two ultrasound machines following complaints that illegal sex determination tests were being carried out there.

“The check was carried out after a complaint was received in the office of the health minister, Satyendra Jain about this illegal activity in the hospital,” said a senior health department officials. A five-member team inspected the records of Kukreja Hospital, Rajouri Garden, in presence of the SDM and found records were not being maintained properly.  

It was found during checking that mandatory sections of Forms F, which are required to be filled under the PNDT (Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, before conducting tests of pregnant women, were left blank.

Even the names of doctors who referred patients for getting ultra sounds were found missing from the forms.

“The team which conducted the check has submitted its report to the health minister, who has directed the authorities to initiate action against the hospital, including suspension of its licence and imposition of a hefty fine under the relevant provisions of the PNDT Act,” said officer.

The minister has directed the officials of the health ministry to intensify surprise checks across the national Capital and crack down on such illegal activities in hospitals, nursing homes and laboratories. 
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