New Delhi: 15th January 2012
The Central Supervisory Board set up under the Pre-Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act on Saturday approved a proposal to ban portable ultrasound sonography machines to prevent their misuse for sex determination, particularly in the country's rural areas where the sex ratio has dipped shockingly. At a meeting of the Board held in Mumbai it was also decided that radiologists would now be allowed to register only at two places — within a notified distance. At present, there is no ban on the number of places a radiologist could register at. This helped in procuring ultrasound machines as every machine is registered against a radiologist.
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