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Radiologists defer strike for three months after government assurances

Radiologists defer strike for three months after government assurances

New Delhi: The ongoing strike of 13,000 radiologists across the country, came to a temporary halt today, after the central government provided firm assurances that the amendments to the PC-PNDT Act as well as its uniform implementation would be coming into force within the next two-three months.

Assurances had been received with the IRIA asking for opinion from the respective state chapters. Around 18 state chapters are reported to have opined that this much assurance from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India is sufficient to defer the agitation for two to three months and wait for further meetings with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and next Central Supervisory Board meeting and its outcome on amendments to the PC & PNDT Act. If there is not any positive response in that meeting, then IRIA should continue the agitation till its logical end.

Dr OP Bansal, President IRIA said, ” Keeping in view the majority of state chapters, Central Council Members and discussion amongst IRIA Central Office Bearers, it has been decided to defer the strike for three months from 3rd September, 2016 and we will keep pursuing the issues by meeting with the officials of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to get the amendments done/rules changed as per their assurance in a stipulated period of two to three months. If there is no positive development from the Central Supervisory Board and Health Ministry, we shall continue our agitation. We will also put this matter in November Central Council Meeting for further propagation of the cause.”

“We thank each and every member of IRIA for showing unity, solidarity and strength shown during the agitation to force the authorities to consider our demands in stipulated period of two to three months,” added Dr Bansal

Currently the Act, which was put in place to curb the menace of growing female foeticide in the country, has been plagued by the non- uniform implementation, often leading to unnecessary harassment and prosecution of medical practitioners, on even minor clerical errors. Moreover, within the purview of the act, major powers are given to district authorities, who in the absence of set guidelines/ SOPs, interpret the law differently. IRIA had strongly opposed this asking for uniform implementation of the Act.

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  1. Make sex determination legal and information to be provided to authority.
    If female sex then
    Govt should watch till delivery by the same team whi is involved in pcpndt.
    Parents should be helped on every aspect till girl approach 18 yr of age like free education clothes insurance.
    When society will change then only we solve it.

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    Dr Mohan Ranawade September 3, 2016, 8:02 pm

    So, in effect, why not make it mandatory for RTO\’s, Passport officers etc to fill applications on behalf of citizens and if there is any error, send the RTO or Passport officer to Jail… Dr Mitu, your hate, for whatever reasons, justified or unjustified for doctors in general has blinded you from reason and you make for a pitiable character. Surely we have great sympathy for you and your cause.

    I would suggest other experts and doctors on this forum to stop responding to baseless and prejudiced questions and to those who haven\’t studied the problem in its depth.

  3. Sir I am a doctor , my whole family is a doctor…. I don\’t hate doctors. But one of you radiologists did a sex determination when I was sedated and gynaec ordered a KUB scan. One of your wise brother , taking advantage ofmy sedation did a foetal USG. HE INFORMED MY DOCTOR HUSBAND the sex of my twin foetuses. He did not fill any form F (NATURALLY BECAUSE I WAA SEDATED). The center belonged to one of your ex presidents.the center was unregistered which I came to know through the affidavit filed by him in the High court. Despite all evidences , it\’s me who is running from pillar to post …. And neither the doctor nor the owner of the USG center has till date faced any action. So I have seen both sides of the story. I know what happens to the woman on whom you do a SD and tell her family that she is carrying a female child…

  4. you are sufferer and ssame way many docs go to jail without any link with sex determination
    so we dont want people like yoau to suffer and also doc so we need efffective law and amendments

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    Dr Mohan Ranawade September 3, 2016, 8:22 pm

    It\’s indeed appalling, that, the radiologist in question, did not fill the F form, more than that, failed to take your consent for a USG AND do an SD.

    It\’s even more appalling that a ,doctor family, would mete out a discriminatory and totally inhuman action towards you, just because you were carrying girls.
    I am really sorry and I hope you get all the justice you needed.

  6. Ms Menka Gandhi\’s statement was really a very bravery statement that male/ female should be officially declared to parents and should strongly watch these parents . That will be a very effective way to control the situation.

  7. So that there are more stove bursts and the poor woman is starved and beaten so that an abortion is induced…. And nothing happens to the doctors who did the sex determination…. You can go to any extent to escape. All answers being told here are how radiologists can escape, none on how to save girl child because that\’s not your priority.

  8. PLEASE JOIN ALL NGOS OF COUNTRY AND JOIN IRIA WE WILL HELP YOU AND US TO MAKE LAW BETTER SO WE CAN CATCH REAL CULPRITS OTHERWISE SEE NOTHING HAPPENS

  9. NGOs are dens of corruption.First they should be brought under RTI

  10. ABSURD LAW WITHOUT ANY SIGNIFICANCE, MADE BY FOOLISH PEOPLE.ANY PERSON CAN FILL FORM F AND DO SEX DETERMINATION.THIS FOOLISH LAW DOES NOT PREVENT SEX DETERMINATION AT ALL. MOREOVER THESE FOOKISH GOVERNMENT PEOPLE THINK THAT USG IS MEANT ONLY FOR SEX DETERMINATION. USG HAS MANY OTHER IMPORTANT ROLE AND USE IN MANY SPECIALITIES. SUCH STUPID LAWS ARE DISCOURAGING USE OF USG IN ALL SPECIALITIES OF MEDICINE.

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    Dr NilimaBhatnagar September 3, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Dr Nilima it is very well said sir ,,there should be law ,that those family members (who ever is) should be put behind the bars , in this act ,,those forcing people are the root cause of this whole ill game

  12. So my dear wise man, please suggest a way to catch the people who are doing it… Please do understand that the crime happens behind a closed room, and the parents dont want the girl child… wise people do the crime for money, girl child is dead… and foolish people like us cant do anything. So we made this foolish law , so that Audit can be done to catch the wise people doing the crime…

  13. Ms Menka Gandhi\\’s statement was really a very bravery statement that male/ female should be officially declared to parents and should strongly watch these parents . That will be a very effective way to control the situation

  14. Send decoy patients and catch red handed. Filing a stupid form, which no body bothers to even read after being sent to Dist Health authorities or uploaded online, does not give any guarantee whether SD has been done or not.Punish the parents seeking SD also.

  15. i have daughter and son and pndt case is filed on me ,suppose they send me to jail how will u or ur pndt act save my daughter .

  16. if u really want to help girl child then make appropriate authority answerable who take bribes and actively involved in foeticide and also make ur ngos work more towards making logical pndt laws so innocent are not victimised and real big fish are catched . ;law is so crude to send any one to hell
    make f forms available in suvidha centres so u fill and come . bring all documents to centre with referral slips etc so u never face problem . why u want doc to fill form and then screw him for mistake

    make ur ngo file pil that right to fill form be given to patient and is availble online and off line like passport . why govt cant do.

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