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Gynae Society President finds his ultrasound sealed on technical grounds

Gynae Society President finds his ultrasound sealed on technical grounds

Ahmedabad: Citing clerical mistakes in the records maintained, irregularities in antenatal registers and Form F, the National PC-PNDT Authorities have sealed ultrasound machine of a leading gynaecologist of the city, and the President of Ahmedabad Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (AOGS), Dr Ramesh Bhatt. The move came after a team comprising five members from National Inspection and Monitoring Committee (NIMC)  and five from the health department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, raided his maternity centre.

Mirror reports that NIMC, decided to conduct a raid at Bhatt’s Mamta Maternity & Nursing Home in Khadia after they received certain information  that made them suspect Bhatt had been carrying out pre-natal sex determination at his hospital. Following the raid that was conducted yesterday, the authorities sealed his ultrasound machine and suspended his license.

Dr Bhavin Solanki, Medical Officer (Health) AMC informed the Mirror, “The corporation supported the NIMC in carrying out the raid. We found clerical mistakes in the records maintained at the hospital, irregularities in antenatal registers and Form F. The sonography machine has been sealed and Dr Bhatt’s sonography licence stands suspended until he is proven innocent by the court under the PCPNDT Act. Apart from sonography, rest of the activities at the hospital and Dr Bhatt’s practice can go on as usual.”

Dr Bhatt, responding to the authorities’ move, clearly stated that authorities did not find any sex determination being done at the hospital and consequently sealed the machine stating technical reasons.

“A team from the central government health department came down and sealed a sonography machine at the hospital at 1pm today. The fault was technical and with Form F that bears details of the patient, her husband and her cellphone number. My signature was missing in one form and a patient’s delivery date was missing in another. It has nothing to do with sex determination test,” the doctor said.

“This is a draconian law and gynecologists across the country are fighting against it. Health teams have extensive powers and even a slightest anomaly including missing writing a cellphone number empowers them to seal the sonography machine. I have been served with a showcause notice and I will have to depose before an advisory committee within afortnight or a month. The reputation of the doctor is put at risk by such actions.”he stated to the mirror.

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He further said, “I do not know who directed the health department but I assure you that they did not find anything relating to sex determination at my hospital.”

Bhatt was appointed the President of Ahmedabad Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society earlier this year.He is also the state BJP media convenor.

Read Also: Pune: Two radiologists face one year jail for clerical mistakes in Form F


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  1. Its highly unfortunate ; the real matter is sex determination and if its proved leading to female feticide, then the doctor should be severely punished;otherwise rest is all non sense, the law should be thoroughly changes an rewritten if at all the Government is serious about punishing the real criminals and not harassing the doctors who had made some clerical mistakes,ok the latter should be warned and given minor punishment (eg. fine) ; it must be discriminated–one who is doing and proved to be doing sex determination and the rest; i wish the Government realizes that in india, at present its not correct to assume that all PCPNDT authorities are 100% ok and unbiased and not corrupt; they must be held accountable for any wrong doing on their part.

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    Dr.K?L.Sehgal May 8, 2017, 8:01 am

    Dr.doing sex determination will not fill F form.This is the most foolish law which has not worked in 20 years.Only doctors are harassed.No patients are booked under the law.Medical bodies must take the issues with Govt.

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    Dr sushil garg May 6, 2017, 4:54 pm

    Unity among doctors is very much need of the hour against the corroupt and powermadness and assault on doctors in the name of beti bachao nd false fabricated cases in the name of pc pndt

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    Dr Sunil Wadhwa May 6, 2017, 9:55 am

    I fail to understand why doctors are lax in maintaining the records ? Is it not a fact that foeticide was being carried out openly in the past & now occasionally covertly in connivance with Radiologist, Gynecologists & the patients & all the three were interested parties?
    There might be a few cases of occasional harassment by the government authorities desiring bribes but many allegations against the doctors are also true.
    It is high time that we doctors should stop behaving like holy cows.

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    Dr B K Duara Prof & H O D ,Radiology ,G M C & Central Council Member ,I R I A May 6, 2017, 5:57 am

    Every U S clinic should maintain a detail register containing all details of F form.A physicians assistants with technical knowledge should be employed to do this work.
    The urge for sex determination is a social problem driven by dowry menace .The U S machine should not be blamed for it . Govt ,Social Leaders should take appropriate measures for social change .
    Indian Radiological and Imaging Association is advocating ,practice of U S service by a qualified Radiologist ( M D or D M R D ) .

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    Dr.K?L.sehgal May 8, 2017, 8:06 am

    It is moral of the doctor.Doing MD or PG does not change the Moral of doctors.Most of doctors caught are P Gs.