Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Rules, 1996 - SCHEDULE III

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[See Rule 3(1)]

             A room with an area of twenty (20) square metres with appropriate aseptic arrangements.


        (1)    Equipment and accessories necessary for carrying out clinical examination by an obstetrician/gynaecologist.

       (2)     Equipment, accessories necessary for other facilities required for operations envisaged in the Act.

                      (a)    An ultra-sonography machine.*

                      (b)    Appropriate catheters and equipment for carrying out chorionic villi aspirations per vagina or per abdomen.*

                      (c)     Appropriate sterile needles for amnicentesis or cordocentesis.*

                      (d)    A suitable foetoscope with appropriate accessories for foetoscopy, foetal skin or organ biopsy or foetal blood sampling shall be optional.

              (* These constitute the minimum requirement of equipment for conducting the relevant procedure)

        (3)      Equipment for dry and wet sterilization.

        (4)      Equipment for carrying out emergency procedures such as evacuation of uterus or resuscitation in case of need.


 (1)     A gynaecologist with adequate experience in pre-natal diagnostic procedures (should have performed at least 20 procedures under supervision of a gynaecologist experienced in the procedure which is going to be carried out, for example chorionic villi biopsy, amniocentesis, cordocentesis and others indicated at B above).

 (2)     A Radiologist or Registered Medical Practitioner for carrying out ultrasonography. The required experience shall be 100 cases under supervision of a similarly qualified person experienced in these techniques.

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What is the provision under PC PNDT ACT for Doctors who is exclusively doing Echocardiography only: 1. Whether they also required PNDT Registration for Echocardiography. 2. And what about six months ultrasound training program for such Doctors [while six months training program is focusing on abdominal and pelvic region only]. In this condition how this training program is going to be beneficial for them. And is it making any sense that Doctors who is practicing cardiology and doing Echocardiography getting training of pelvic and abdominal region, while these areas are not of their concerns at all.


Can diagnostic center be started by person other than doctors, i hv completed bsc nursing n post graduation in hospital administration am i eligible to start a diagnostic center or a nursing home plz rep


Please send a list of Govt. / MCA / UGC recognized centres that atre approved for training of sonologisets / doctors to conduct USG under the PNDTA act.


In pndt act , rule 13 about change of equipment in advance of 30 days from such change should be intimated to DAA. Wether this intimation of 30 days is from purhase of machine or installation of machine ?
Kindly tell me.


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