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    The Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act was established to counter the persistent problem of female foeticide in India. Dear Sir,. We would like to highlight a few points from the PCPNDT act, which need explanation whereas others are confusing or controversial. The act was. PC & PNDT Act: Preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques [Vandana Mudda] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. India being a.

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    appropriate authorities under pcpndt act - s of the act, it was held that, under the pc & pndt act. copy of the gazette copy of the gazette notification no- gsr. Section 22 of the PCPNDT Act The Section 22 of the PCPNDT Act prohibits advertisement relating to preconception and pre-natal determination of . against Section 22 of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques ( Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT), Section 22 of the PCPNDT.

    Search Amazon, Flipkart selling books on sex determination Even as the country is grappling with the problem of bias against girl child, e-market places like Amazon and Flipkart are found selling books on sex determination of foetus. Sale of such books take place though e-commerce even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Save Girl Child' campaign to check gender imbalances and discrimination against the girl child. Homegrown online marketplace major Flipkart is selling the paperback edition of a book 'How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby' on its website. According to Flipkart, the book " When asked about sale of books on sex determination, an Amazon spokesperson said: "We remain committed to ensuring all products sold on Amazon. Any violation of these guidelines is taken very seriously. This comes in the backdrop of the Supreme Court directing search engines like Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft to strictly comply with Indian laws and block advertisements on sex determination of a foetus. On January 28, the apex court directed the search engines to upload on their policy page and the terms of service page the court order that they would not advertise or sponsor any ads, which violate Section 22 of Prohibition of advertisement relating to Pre-natal Determination of Sex PC-PNDT Act, The Act covers all such promotions.

    Amazon, Flipkart selling books on sex determination

    Abstract Ultrasonography USG has a continuously expanding role in anaesthesiology, critical care and pain management and has enhanced and refined patient care. This unique problem which seems to be rooted in our social structure has indirectly impeded the evolution of USG as a widespread tool in medicine in our country.

    This brief review is aimed at highlighting the expanding role of USG in anaesthesia practice and training, nuances of the PCPNDT act and its implications on the growth and management of ultrasound technology in anaesthesia, in India. The specialty of anaesthesiology along with critical care and pain management has also evolved to incorporate this technology into routine practice, to enhance and refine patient care. The specialty has traditionally been heavily reliant on anatomical and landmark-based procedures and practices.

    The level of accuracy and safety of procedures conferred with USG very well justifies its use. The most common uses in anaesthesia include peripheral nerve blocks, vascular cannulations, airway assessment and echocardiography in cardiac anaesthesiology. Many of these have been completely or nearly abolished following a systematic and gradual legal and social effort.

    Despite numerous interventions by the government and social organisations, our country has persistently observed skewed sex ratios over the years. Not adhering to the provisions of this act could warrant punishment in the form of up to 3 years imprisonment and up to Rs 10, fine, and on repeat offence up to 5 years imprisonment and up to Rs 50, fine.

    The name of the registered practitioner would be removed from state council for 5 years if guilty and permanently if repeat offence is committed under section 23 of the act. There is also a lot of debate on the qualification to perform sonography and the training required.

    Key Facts to Note about PCPNDT Act 2003

    Although the PCPNDT law was brought about with a good intention of regulating and curbing sex determination and illegal abortions, it has inadvertently put stressful regulations on medical practitioners who wish to use USG for purposes other than pre-natal diagnostics.

    Lack of awareness and fear of legal ramifications further deter departments such as anaesthesiology and intensive care to get into the process of obtaining and registering for ultrasound machines. Similar restrictions are also imposed on USG vendors and manufacturers, thus causing hindrances in conducting workshops and other educational demonstrations.

    Registration charges to be paid or not. If registered as genetic clinic, separate monthly report to be sent or not.

    Current scenario: This clause is of no use as portable ultrasound is banned by the high court in Maharashtra and many other states by the appropriate authorities. Chapter I.

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    Chapter III,4 v Provided that the person conducting ultrasonography on a pregnant woman shall keep complete record thereof in the clinic in such manner, as may be prescribed, and any deficiency or inaccuracy found therein shall amount to contravention of provisions of section 5 or section 6 unless contrary is proved by the person conducting such ultrasonography.

    This is similar to dowry or rape case where accused has to prove that he is not guilty.

    Important points in the PC-PNDT Act

    In other criminal cases the prosecution has to prove that the accused is guilty. Chapter 5. No person referred to in clause 2 of section 3 shall conduct the pre-natal diagnostic procedures unless — He has explained all known side and after effects of such procedures to the pregnant woman concerned; He has obtained in the prescribed form her written consent to undergo such procedures in the language which she understands; and A copy of her written consent obtained under clause b is given to the pregnant woman.

    In fact authorities in Maharashtra are insisting on it. Offences and penalties. Minimum Requirements 3. And other as per above rule 3. Maintenance and preservation of records. There is confusion as per chapter 3. Ultrasound being diagnostic procedure declaration has to be taken in language patient understands and copy to be given to patient.

    Thirdly form F also has declaration of patient as well as doctor. How many declarations are needed to be given and in what language is not clear!