Seven women doctors have been suspended for their alleged role in female foeticide following a TV news channel sting operation beamed yesterday.
The doctors - Sumitra Gill (Jhunjhunu), Shanti Bansiwal (Tonk), Meenu Korpal (Kota), Priyanaka Saxena (Sawaimadhopur), Madhu Mathur (Jhalawar), Rajkumar Choudhary and Seema Choudhary (both of Bharatpur) - were sent on "awaiting posting order" and asked to report to the medical directorate here, Family Welfare department Director S P Yadav told pti today.
A chargesheet would be served to all of them and a department inquiry connducted into the case, Yadav said.
Taking strong exception to the medical code of conduct, Medical and Health Minister Digamber Singh asked his department to investigate the role of private fertility and diagnostic centres involved in such cases.
About 25 private clinics had been identified for action, an official spokesman said.
Three other doctors from Jaipur's Janana Hospital, Kota and Udaipur's government hospitals were also allegedly caught on camera in the sting operation and the Technical Education Minister would be serve them an "explanation notice", he said.
The sting operation had purportedly shown doctors accepting money from patients and assuring them that pregnancy termination tests.