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Sex determination racket busted in Uttam Nagar

Sex determination racket busted in Uttam Nagar
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The Gurgaon District Administration (GDA) was successful in unearthing yet another sex determination racket in M/S Family Health Centre (hospital) in Uttam Nagar, Delhi, on Monday evening.

GDA’s operational team arrested four miscreants involved in a sex determination incident under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT) Act. The four included a doctor, compounder and a middleman.

This was the fifth raid conducted by the Gurgaon administration. An FIR has been registered against the accused at Uttam Nagar police station. 

This raid was the first of its kind inter-state raids planned with the support of the Delhi district administration.

There are two types of machines that can be used for doing an <g data-gr-id="84">ultra sound</g> on an expecting woman. According to the Indian law, the portable ultrasound machines have been banned but were still seen being used in the hospital.

The accused have been identified as Dr Neeraj and his associates Sandeep, Durgesh and Om Prakash.

The team conducted a sting operation based on a tip-off that a lady named <g data-gr-id="85">Rajrani</g> is acting as a tout for sex determination of foetus. The decoy witnesses were used in the operation. The Gurgaon team called up SDM Patel Nagar and informed them about the operation. The patient was then taken to the hospital where the doctor was about to conduct the ultrasound test.

According to information received, a surprise that came to light was the fact that in the entire exercise, no entry was made in the register and no Form-F was made to fill up. The doctor charged Rs 10,000 from the patient which was given to her by those who were conducting the operation. 

The Gurgaon team consisted of deputy civil surgeon Dr Saryu Sharma, drug control officer Amandeep Chauhan, secretary district Red Cross Society Shyam Sunder Sharma and Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Prabha Yadav with two concerned officers from the Delhi team.

The Women & Child Development department, Haryana, also played a significant role in getting the accused nabbed.

The administration was identifying those who were misusing the ultrasound machines for illegal sex determination of foetus. At the same time, the team noticed that the involvement of the doctor was less than that of the middleman.

A sticker showing the helpline number was also released by the Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash in presence of IMA district president Dr Davender Arora and president of Radiologist Association Dr Deepak Bhatia. 

It was also stressed that anyone could inform by calling on 8010088088 to report suspected activities of sex determination.
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