Medindia

Reconsider Strategies to Save Girl Child, Improve the Sex Ratio: National Steering Committee

by Julia Samuel on May 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Reconsider Strategies to Save Girl Child, Improve the Sex Ratio: National Steering Committee
Despite the existence of Prohibition of Sex Selection (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, there has been a declining sex ratio for over 20 years. The National Steering Committee on the Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques urged the government to rethink strategies to save the girl child.

The committee, comprising experts from the major national medical societies, met to deliberate on the plight of the girl child and steps to improve the altered sex ratio. Also they said that it was time to consider additional methods to improve the sex ratio including social change, and that a review of the Act was in order.

Doctors and other medical professionals have reported that they were being put to extreme hardship while performing routine and essential scans to the extent of denying the facility of life-saving ultra-sonography to the poor and needy population especially women and children.

"Instead, in its current form, the implementation of the PCPNDT Act has deprived the poor and needy population (especially women and children) of life-saving and essential ultra-sonography. It is well-known and medically accepted that as a non-invasive, cost-effective and accurate diagnostic tool, this modality can help significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality," the committee said in a statement after the meeting.

The associations represented at the meeting included The Association of Healthcare Providers - India (AHPI), the Cardiological Society of India (CSI), the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), the Indian Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (IFUMB), the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Indian Radiology and Imaging Association (IRIA) and the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR).

Source: Medindia

News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Sex Facts Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade Sexual Intercourse Facts Safe Sex Top Ten Trivial Sex Facts Top Ten Sex Tips for Men Sex Numbers 
Recommended Reading
Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade
Prostitution has broadened its base to include street prostitution, massage brothels, gigolo outcall...
Safe Sex
Sex is fun but involves health risks such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs or unplanned pregna...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use