//Mechanism to punish culprits of female foeticide

Mechanism to punish culprits of female foeticide

New Delhi | March 01, 2006 3:41:24 PM IST
Taking serious note of the declining sex ratio, particularly in Punjab, the government is constituting the National Support and Monitoring Cell to help authorities apprehend those committing or abetting female foeticide.

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss also told the Lok Sabha today that 383 police cases, including 37 against communication of sex of the foetus, were registered and 33 ultrasound machines seized till February 27 this year.

District magistrates have been requested to regularly review the implementation of the Preconception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act along with other programmes in the district.