New Delhi: June 02, 2011
Misuse of ultrasound machines in India may be curbed soon. A meeting has been called to arrest the nation’s plummeting sex ratio, and may finalize a proposed amendment under the country’s Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC & PNDT Act). If the amendment comes through, it will allow “gynecologist and obstetricians possessing medical qualifications recognized under the Indian Medical Council Act and medical practitioners with Diplomate of National Board” to use ultrasound machines. Now, apart from a sonologist, imaging specialist and radiologist; anybody with a 6-month training or 1-year experience in sonography or image scanning can use an ultrasound machine.
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