New Delhi: Apr 02, 2011
The Union health ministry registered only 107 cases of female feticide under Section 315 and 316 of IPC in 2010. This is an abysmally low figure in a country which scientists believe has seen over 10 million female lives lost to abortion and sex selection in the past two decades. The Union health ministry is now calling an emergency meeting of states to see how the (PC & PNDT Act) can be better implemented. Union health secretary K Chandramouli told TOI that states need to implement the Act better.
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