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Health dept seals ultrasound machine

The district health department conducted a surprise raid at hospitals and sealed the ultrasound machines to prevent the practice of scan violating the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act.

punjab Updated: Aug 27, 2013 19:13 IST
HT Correspondent

The district health department conducted a surprise raid at hospitals and sealed the ultrasound machines to prevent the practice of scan violating the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act.


A team of doctors, led by Dr Gurmeet Kaur Duggal, district family welfare officer, visited three hospitals, including Sharanjit Nursing Home and Harjinder Maternity Hospital, Gujral Nagar, Malhotra X-Ray and Scanning Centre, Raja Garden and Aapi Charitable Hospital, Kartarpur.

Law violations were detected at Sharanjit Nursing Home and Harjinder Maternity Hospital.

Dr RL Bassan, civil surgeon said the machine was not being used as per the norms and was sealed due to technical discrepancies according to the PCPNDT Act. The health department issued show cause notice to the management.