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Prenatal sex determination goes on in Bhongir


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Prenatal sex determination goes on in Bhongir

2017-09-10 21:52:03

Prenatal sex determination goes on in Bhongir

DM & HO helps accused

RMP carry on illegal tests

By Mattipati Yanadi Reddy

Though stringent laws have been made in the country for the protection of girl children, those responsible for the enforcement of the laws appear t be reluctant to initiate action, thanks to their apathy and rampant corruption.

The union government is spending crores of rupees under various schemes including the latest one ‘Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao’. Yet, the fruits of these schemes are not reaching the grassroots and innocent girls and women are becoming victims of male chauvinistic officials in the enforcement agencies.

In one such case, a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP), who has been running a hospital in the name of Swapna Hospital in Bhongir town of Telangana by securing permission using the credentials of two qualified doctors, performed sex determination tests in gross violation of PCPNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques) Act 1994.

It was enacted to stop female foeticides and arrest the declining sex ratio in India. The act banned prenatal sex determination. However, the RMP Prenatal sex determination goes on in Bhongir P, Ram Reddy, is ill-famous for carrying out prenatal sex determination tests by accepting huge money as fee and helping innumerable people resort to female foeticide.

Ram Reddy had conducted prenatal sex determination test on Savithri of Ravi Pahad Thanda in Bibinagar Mandal of Yadadri district at the behest of her husband B Shankar Naik and informed him that his wife was going to deliver a female baby.

Shankar Naik, who already had two girl children, began pestering his wife to abort the third girl in her womb to which she refused. An irate Shankar Naik, poured kerosene on his wife and two daughters in the wee hours of July 18 and set fire on them.

While Savithri was burnt alive, his elder daughter Sridevi, 7, succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital. His younger daughter Srinija, however, managed to escape with minor burns since she ducked under the cot to save herself.

Bhongir rural police registered a case and arrested Shankar Naik and Ram Reddy. The police requested District Medical and Health Officer (DM & HO), Sambasiva Rao to take action against Ram Reddy for violating PCPNDT Act, which ultimately resulted in the murder of two persons including a 7-year-old girl. However, the DM & HO, whose office is located at stone’s throw away from Swapna Hospital run by Ram Reddy, seems to be reluctant to initiate action against the accused. When The News team questioned the DM & HO on the issue, the official said that action was being initiated against the RMP.

But, no action has been taken so far, due to obvious reasons, enabling Ram Reddy secure bail and resume his illegal activity without any fear of law, even as 5-year-old Srinija became orphan with her mother getting killed and father imprisoned.

 

 

 

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Prenatal sex determination goes on in Bhongir

2017-09-10 21:52:03

DM & HO helps accused

RMP carry on illegal tests

By Mattipati Yanadi Reddy

Though stringent laws have been made in the country for the protection of girl children, those responsible for the enforcement of the laws appear t be reluctant to initiate action, thanks to their apathy and rampant corruption.

The union government is spending crores of rupees under various schemes including the latest one ‘Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao’. Yet, the fruits of these schemes are not reaching the grassroots and innocent girls and women are becoming victims of male chauvinistic officials in the enforcement agencies.

In one such case, a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP), who has been running a hospital in the name of Swapna Hospital in Bhongir town of Telangana by securing permission using the credentials of two qualified doctors, performed sex determination tests in gross violation of PCPNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques) Act 1994.

It was enacted to stop female foeticides and arrest the declining sex ratio in India. The act banned prenatal sex determination. However, the RMP P, Ram Reddy, is ill-famous for carrying out prenatal sex determination tests by accepting huge money as fee and helping innumerable people resort to female foeticide.

Ram Reddy had conducted prenatal sex determination test on Savithri of Ravi Pahad Thanda in Bibinagar Mandal of Yadadri district at the behest of her husband B Shankar Naik and informed him that his wife was going to deliver a female baby.

Shankar Naik, who already had two girl children, began pestering his wife to abort the third girl in her womb to which she refused. An irate Shankar Naik, poured kerosene on his wife and two daughters in the wee hours of July 18 and set fire on them.

While Savithri was burnt alive, his elder daughter Sridevi, 7, succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital. His younger daughter Srinija, however, managed to escape with minor burns since she ducked under the cot to save herself.

Bhongir rural police registered a case and arrested Shankar Naik and Ram Reddy. The police requested District Medical and Health Officer (DM & HO), Sambasiva Rao to take action against Ram Reddy for violating PCPNDT Act, which ultimately resulted in the murder of two persons including a 7-year-old girl. However, the DM & HO, whose office is located at stone’s throw away from Swapna Hospital run by Ram Reddy, seems to be reluctant to initiate action against the accused. When The News team questioned the DM & HO on the issue, the official said that action was being initiated against the RMP.

But, no action has been taken so far, due to obvious reasons, enabling Ram Reddy secure bail and resume his illegal activity without any fear of law, even as 5-year-old Srinija became orphan with her mother getting killed and father imprisoned.