LAW VIOLATION BY DIAGNOSTIC LAB CAUGHT DURING SUDDEN INSPECTION
New Delhi: Delhi government is in action to curb all the irregularities in the city. A team of North-East district medical department has sealed an ultrasound center during surprise visit. The team found various irregularities due to which the action has been taken.
According to the District Magistrate office the raid was conducted by Mohammad Rehan Raza, SDM, Shahdara and Dr Sandeep Kashyap, Medical Expert of PNDT Inspection Committee, North East district on Thursday afternoon. The team reached at M.R. Diagnostic Center, Main Maujpur Road, where a man was conducting the ultrasounds of various patients.
On inspection, that man claimed that he is only 12th pass. This lab has been violating the regulations and guidelines issued by the government agencies for a long time.
The accused used to call the patient in the early morning hours, usually upto 10 AM since the probability of any raid is very minimal during this time and hence the inspection team is also not denying any activity of pre natal sex determination being carried on in this diagnostic center.
After this shocking revelation the team asked for the registration certificate and other necessary documents to run an ultrasound center. But he was unable to show any relevant document.
It was also found that all the ultrasounds had been conducted without filling Form F, which is mandatory for diagnosing any pregnant woman. There is a suspicion that this ultrasound center did prenatal sex determination which is illegal.
DM office has also given an information to the local police to take necessary action against the owner of the center under PC & PNDT ACT (Pre- Conception & Pre- Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act). All the documents has been seized. Delhi government’s health department is also taking necessary action against the owner of this center. Earlier Delhi government has also sealed a private hospital situated in west Delhi due to irregularities.