New Delhi: June 02, 2011
All unregistered ultrasound machines and scanners that can detect the sex of an unborn child will be seized and the ‘service provider’ liable for fine and imprisonment. A first-time offender will pay a fine of Rs 10,000 and face a maximum three-year jail term. If the offence is repeated, the guilty person must cough up Rs 50,000 as fine and will be jailed for five years. The Union health ministry amended the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act to enforce these stringent steps. At present, if irregularities are found in any clinic, the service provider can reclaim the machine against a fine.
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