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Panel on sex tests revived

Ranchi, April 5: A committee, under the state department of health, was revived today to monitor implementation of the Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PC PNDT) Act.

As per instructions of health secretary K. Vidyasagar, his department issued a letter on April 1 to five members of the panel, along with some NGO partners, to hold a meeting and chart out a plan so that the functioning of ultrasound clinics could be monitored.

Apart from Chandra, among those who attended the meeting were state nodal officer for PCPNDT M.N. Lal, appropriate authority Vidya Gupta, reproductive child health officer Upendra Kumar and NGO partner Plan India (Delhi).

Upendra Kumar Sinha said, “We have decided that the committee will carry out inspections twice a month. The site will be randomly selected on the day of the inspection.”