Medical officers in Haryana’s state health department have been asked to keep tab on ultrasound centres. In a measure to curb female foeticide, the department has made it mandatory for pregnant women to present their ID proof.
The director general of the health department on May 3 directed officials concerned to give guidelines to the hospitals and the private centres to check the ID proof and the department would later keep a check on the date of birth. If the childbirth does not take place, the health department will find out the reason.
A district task force has been constituted with the deputy commissioner as chairman and chairperson of the zila parishad as co-chairman for the effective implementation of the laws and monitoring of the schemes.
The task force would also review the progress of prosecution launched against the errant diagnostic centres or doctors and design strategies for involving civil society and general public in curbing the malpractice of female foeticide.