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?Social imbalance emerging due to female foeticide?

A SOCIAL imbalance is emerging due to less number of female ratios, as against the males in the country. This could affect the socio-economic set up of the society in future. Foeticide must be completely banned in the country.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 00:34 IST

A SOCIAL imbalance is emerging due to less number of female ratios, as against the males in the country. This could affect the socio-economic set up of the society in future. Foeticide must be completely banned in the country.

Dr Ratan Chand said this while addressing a workshop for senior doctors of the State organised by the Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centre yesterday. The topic of the workshop was ‘Implementation of PNDT Act and National Health Programmes’.

Dr Chand highlighted that the number of female child below six years of age is on a constant decline in the country. The adult male female ratio has also reduced over the years. Dr Chand explained about the PNDT Act 1994 and said that the government must punish the people who support female infanticide.

Supreme Court advocate S Ratna stated that men and women must have equal rights over the property. She informed that there are provisions of imprisonment and fine for those who disobey the PNDT Act.

Radiologist Dr Sudhir Gokhle mentioned that it is the social responsibility of each person to follow this act, as it would bring equality in the society. Dr Mukta Jain, Dr Pushpa Gupta, Dr A K Shrivastav and Dr Smita Tiwari also participated in the discussion. Dr B K Sethia was present in the workshop.

First Published: Mar 08, 2006 00:34 IST