Thursday, October 12, 2006

2 Medical centers sealed

2 Medical centers sealed

5 October 2006

SIRSA (Sirsa News)

A nursing home and a diagnostic centre were sealed here following a TV channel expose showing two doctors, including the president of Sirsa IMA, allegedly carrying out sex determination tests. The team, led by the district civil surgeon Dr Kaysth sealed the nursing home and the centre, Deputy Commissioner V Umashanker said.

However, the accused doctors have refuted the charges. The district administration decided to seal the diagnostic centre of Dr Kaushal and the ultrasound room of the private nursing home of Dr Ramesh Munjal, after the telecast of a TV report showing Dr Ramesh Munjal, President of IMA, Sirsa and Dr Kaushal as promoting female foeticide.

Reacting to the sting operation, Dr Munjal dismissed the charges against him as baseless. He said a few days back; some people had approached him and sought information about the city scan centre, which he gave to them. But when they talked about a sex determination test, he asked them to leave his clinic, he said. He said he would clarify his position after he returns from Delhi, where he has gone to visit his sister who had died of a massive heart attack. Dr Kaushal also denied the charges and said the whole video clipping shown by the TV channel was a manipulation and a conspiracy against him.

Meanwhile, Janvadi Mahila Samiti today submitted a memorandum to the City Magistrate demanding that ''these mercenary doctors should be booked under he PNDT Act'' They announced to hold a dharna outside the establishments of these doctors.

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